Govt committed to developing North Karnataka, says CM

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siddu-utsavaBangalore, Aug 10, 2013:Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that the State government was committed to developing North Karnataka and taking steps to eradicate regional imbalance.

Speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of ‘Uttara Karnataka Utsav- 2013,’ the chief minister said: “Compared to South Karnataka, North Karnataka is lagging behind  in terms of development. There are over 12 lakh people hailing from North Karnataka who are residing in the City. The Uttara Karnataka Bhavan will come up in the City,” Siddaramaiah said.

MLA Basavaraja Bommai, who was present at the event, echoed the same opinion. He said North Karnataka had been lagging behind and added that people hailing from there should not forget their roots, no matter where they stay.

Kannada and Culture Minister Umashri, Higher Education Minister R V Deshpande, Uttara Karnataka Nagarikara Abhivruddhi Sangha president Chandrashekhar Sambrani, former minister Leeladevi R Prasad and others were present.

For H-K region

“The Central government has amended Article 371 for inclusive development of Hyderabad-Karnataka region. A report sent by the constitutional sub-committee under Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj H K Patil is already approved by the State government. We are ready to implement it and will give special preference to the region,” said Siddaramaiah.

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