Proposal to acquire 800 acres at Balkunje and 250 acres in Muluru
Udupi, July 05, 2021: Industrialization is likely to get a boost in Coastal Karnataka with the government intending to acquire about 1,000 acres in Dakshina Kannada- Udupi border areas.
Addressing reporters during his visit to Udupi, Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar said the land acquisition process would start at Muluru and Balkunje villages.
“We have taken various measures to boost industrialization. Our concentration is now on Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. In the last two years we have given many approvals outside Bengaluru to places like Mangaluru, Yadgir, Koppala, Belagavi, and Hubballi-Dharwad,” he said.
“Many have shown interest in coming to Udupi. There is a proposal to acquire 800 acres at Balkunje and 250 acres in Muluru. We want to complete the process of acquisition at the earliest and ensure there is industrial growth,” he said.
Shettar also said the state government stressed on local youths and Kannadigas getting priority in jobs.
“When an industry is being setup in the state, during the agreement, we put a condition that the local youths should be provided employment. In the new industrial policy too we have mentioned it. Eighty percent of the jobs in Class-1 and Class-2 and 100 percent in Class-3, Class-4 should be provided to Kannadigas,” he said.
He also assured inquiry and strict action if he received any complaint about violation.