Karnataka Budget ’21: Pejawara Vishwesha Tirtha Swamiji’s memorial gets prominence
Mangaluru/Udupi/Karwar: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, in his budget speech, has proposed to construct a park in honor of Pejawara Shri Vishwesha Tirtha Shripadaru at Udupi.
The budget speech includes new projects like the development of waterways between Mangaluru and Panaji, the establishment of an advanced biotech innovation center for aquamarine, development of beaches in Udupi, and the establishment of a sub-regional science center at Sirsi.
The major projects declared in the budget include:
- Development of waterways between Mangaluru and Panaji; action to develop five waterways of the State at a total expenditure of Rs.60 crore with the financial assistance of the National Waterways Authority of the
- Plastic Park in Ganjimath in Mangaluru at an expenditure of Rs.66 crore.
- Establishment of Advanced Biotech Innovation Center for Aqua-Marine in Mangaluru at an estimated expenditure of Rs.6 crore to encourage the production of light food items utilizing the bioactive compounds available from fish and sea weed. Allocation of two crore rupees in 2021-22.
- Comprehensive development of Thrasi, Maravanthe, Ottinene, and other beaches in Udupi district to upgrade the same to international standards with an expenditure of Rs.10 crore.
- A grant of Rs.10 crore for the development of tourism in Someshwara beach of Bynduru taluk of Udupi district.
- Construction of memorial parks in honor of Shri Shri Shri Dr. Shivakumara Swamiji at Tumakuru and Pejawara Shri Vishwesha Tirtha Shripadaru at
Udupi at an expenditure of Rs.2 crore each.
- Implementation of Khar Land project which stops through flap gate the back surge of saltwater due to high tides and floods in the rivers of the coastal area of Uttara Kannada District at an expenditure of Rs.300
- Establishment of a sub-regional science center in Sirsi at an expenditure of seven crore rupees. Grant of two crore rupees in 2021-22.
- Action to four-lane connectivity road at an estimated expenditure of Rs.100 crore under Bharath Mala Project from National Highway 66 to the Kasarkoda harbor of Honnavara.
Major announcements related to Coastal Region
- Grant of Rs.62 crore by the State Government for the implementation of programmes of ‘Pradhana Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojane’.
- Grant of Rs.2 crore for the technical upgradation 16 fish seedling production centres in the State.
- Establishment of Fish Sales Units and Matsya Darshinis at an expenditure of Rs.30 crore throughout the State.
- Rs.25 crore to promote research on yellow leaf disease which is haunting arecanut growers and alternate crops.
- Construction of 1348 vented dams at a cost of Rs.3986 crore in the next five years under the master plan related to Paschimavahini Project. Grant of Rs.500 crore in the year 2021-22.
- Implementation of Khar Land project which stops through flap gate the back surge of salt water due to high tides and floods in the rivers of the coastal area of Uttara Kannada District at an expenditure of Rs.300
- Action to introduce a bill to reconstitute Coastal Development Authority as Coastal Development Board.
- Implementation of ‘Grama Bandha Sethuve’ scheme to construct foot-bridges at a cost of Rs.100 crore in Malnad and Coastal regions.
- Constitution of a separate committee to study the problems of original tenants, cultivators of kumki land, Khane, Bane and deemed forest cultivators.
- Action to strengthen coastal surveillance force in a phased manner with upgraded technology; a grant of Rs.2 crore in the current year.