Bommai announces extension of “Raitha Vidya Nidhi” program to girls in grades 8 and 9
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced on Saturday that the ‘Raitha Vidya Nidhi’ scholarship program was being extended to girls in grades 8 and 9, given their declining enrollment in rural areas.
A government decree in this regard would be issued immediately, according to an official press release, after the launch of development works worth more than Rs 244 crore in Vijayapura district.
Speaking of poverty in northern Karnataka, Bommai said that the standard of living of locals has not improved despite “thousands of crore rupees” spent in the past.
“Extensive discussions have taken place for the development of northern Karnataka. Many reports have been presented, unrest has taken place, thousands of crores have been spent … but when I see the living conditions of the people here, their homes, their educational institutions, job opportunities for young people, I feel sad. It really hurts me. This has to change, “Bommai said.
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Highlighting the early completion of long-standing projects like the Upper Krishna-3 project, the chief minister said the state government has already released Rs 2,500 crore for the completion of relief and rehabilitation of people. that would be affected by UKP-3.
He also said the state cabinet responded to the long-standing demand from grape growers in the region by converting the Wine Board to the Karnataka Grape and Wine Board, which would allow farmers to serve on the board.
Referring to the request to extend the Vijayapura airport under construction, Bommai said work on the airport is underway. The request to extend its runway to allow landing of larger planes, cargo handling facilities and other works would be met by providing an additional 120 crore rupees, he said.
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