Mysuru: The State will soon evolve a plan of action on the model of that for River Ganga, to purify Cauvery river water which is getting polluted with every passing day, said Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah at Madikeri, here on Monday.
Speaking to press persons, Mr Siddaramaiah, said, Cauvery is not just the source of drinking water for Bengaluru and other cities in Karnataka but the lifeline for neighboring States like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. ‘Hence the State will take necessary action to ensure its cleanliness,” he said.
He reiterated that the State has already opposed the Union government’s proposal to include the eco sensitive Western Ghats in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites.
The State Government is very much committed to honor local sentiments in this regard, he said.
The Chief Minister also said that, the State government is evolving a permanent solution for the elephant attacks, for which the government has allocated 212 Crores in the current budget. The State has already released 58 crores for the purpose.
Barricades will be built alongside railway tracks across the forests to prevent elephant deaths, he said.
Mr Siddaramaiah also said, that among 22,000 vacant posts in the state police department, his government is committed to fill 11,000 posts in phases in the coming years.
Speaking after inaugurating the District Administration Complex in Kodagu worth Rs 14.44 Crores and laying foundation stones for various developmental projects at Gandhi Maidaan (Grounds) at Madikeri, Mr Siddaramaiah said, “Accepting a bribe to do the government’s work by government officials by itself is not corruption, but creating undue delay to get bribes amounts to corruption which every government servant should remember. Government’s work is God’s work’” he reminded.