The State Cabinet has decided to provide shoes and socks to 29,024 SC and ST students at State, aided and unaided Industrial Training Institutes at an estimated Rs 6.19 crores, reported Kannada Prabha.
Speaking to news persons Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra announced that a decision has been taken at the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday presided by the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that each student will be provided with shoes and socks costing Rs 1,545 to be purchased from State government owned Lidkar company. The total estimate is Rs 4.48 crore for shoes and Rs 1.71 for socks totalling Rs 6.19 crore, he said.
Along with this the Dalit students will also get stationary from MSIL, tool kits and electric and electronic goods. An estimate of Rs 11.13 crore to purchase stationary from MSIL, Rs 20.75 crore and Rs 8.73 crore for purchase of tool kits and Rs 16.30 crore for 127 various electric and electronic instruments for distribution to 12,800 SC and 5,371 ST students has been approved.
The Cabinet has also approved Rs 61.78 crore for purchase of well-equipped new ambulances. The old 95 ambulances fitted with life saving devices and 276 ambulances with basic emergency facilities will be scrapped. To fulfil the scarcity of expert doctors at the Health and Family Welfare Department, a three-year post graduate Diploma in National Board School ( DNB) course will be introduced from the current year itself through National Rural Health Campaign resources.
The Cabinet has approved to provide at a rebate contract rate of Rs 10 4,465 sq feet private site to the Madivala Machideva Sangha from the Davanagere Urban Development Authority. Also 21,418 sq feet area at a private extension at Avaregere village in Davanagere to Vokkaligara Sangha on at 50 per cent rebate contract rate.
The Cabinet has sanctioned administrative approval for Rs 24 crore project for filling water from Kumudvathi river into Durgadevi Tank and several tanks at Hirekerur town, Haveri district. An Action Plan of lift irrigation at an estimated Rs 38 crore to fill up water to 13 tanks in Horekerur taluk and 2 tanks at Byadagi taluk has been sanctioned administrative approval, he said.
The Cabinet approved the compensatory sites to be sanctioned to land owners whose lands are acquired for construction of houses under Karnataka Housing Board at Bidadi Hobli, Kamarana Halli, Bore Halli and KadirenahaLLi in Ramanagara taluk.
The Chief Minister’s Anila Bhaya project will provide a two burner stove, two cylinders, rechargeable LED bulbs at a cost of Rs 4,040 for each kit will be distributed to 28 lakh beneficiaries and by the end of 2018 March it will be extended to 10 lakh beneficiaries. The Cabinet has approved to sanction a grant of Rs 1,137 crore for this.