Udupi, Sep 9,2014 : Speaking to media , District BJP President Thingale Vikramarjuna Hegde exclaimed that the BJP -led NDA government has introduced reforms in the administrative set up which had ushered in positive changes in India within the 100 days of its rule.
T V Hedge said foreign policies, investment trend, recovery of the economy, soaring Sensex and the Nifty index all indicated that the country is marching towards change and development.
Udupi district is also marching a head with the development programmes introduced by the NDA government. The BJP leader said a team appointed by the central government had visited Hangarakatte harbour on August 11 and had conducted a survey for modifying it to be a commercially viable harbour even as the delegation of fishermen from the region had submitted a memorandum with this regard.
Claiming that Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan scheme was ahuge hit, Hegde criticised that the UPA’s flagship schemes such as food security bill and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) had only led to rampant corruption in various levels of the administration. “Jan Dhan scheme has given an opportunity to achieve financial inclusion of the poor. The scheme will enable the Indians, especially those residing in rural areas to get accessible to banking,” he pointed.
Project Tiger : Stating that the Tiger Reserve Project in Kudremukh National Park (KNP) area is now in the court of the State government, Hegde asked the Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake to take up the issue with the central government. The central government has nothing to do with the project as it has sought the final decision from the state government.
‘‘The Congress should stop using the issue for political mileage,” he said. Coming down heavily on the State government, he said there are about 10,000 dwellers in the government land in the district and 40 of them were even served with the notice to evict on their own and were called for questioning. The state government has submitted an affidavit to High Court of Karnataka in this regard and the BJP will take up legal steps against it soon, he said. The state government, even after being in office for more than one and a half years has not made its stand clear on Kumki and deemed forests land, he ridiculed.