Udupi, Aug 07, 2014: The government seems to be keen to go in for a Greater Udupi project even when the Greater Mangalore proposal is still hanging fire. Participating in a meeting convened at the DC office in Udupi on August 6, Wednesday, State Urban Development Minister and Udupi District in-charge Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake said the state government is committed to provide all required funds as well as infrastructural facilities to make the project a reality.
He informed that there are plans to include areas in the vicinity of Udupi namely Udyavara, Alevoor, 80 Badagabettu, Ambalapady, Kadekar Gram Panchayats in the proposed Greater Udupi.
Referring to the proposal to upgrade the Kaup and Brahmavar Panchayats into TMCs, the Minister said the proposals are under consideration by the government.
The Minister also stated that Rs 35 crores has been set apart to solve drinking water problem in the town of Udupi during summer. He further said that another sum of Rs 50 crores has been set aside for the underground drainage project in the town.
The Minister, while responding to a complaint from CMC Chief Yuvaraj that the CMC faced shortage of staff, said steps would be taken soon to fill the vacancies.
Taking serious cognizance of the solid waste disposal problem in the town, the Minister questioned what was hindering in effective implementation of solid waste management programme when all required funds have been provided.
He also suggested the CMC to follow the Chikmagalur model of waste segregation.
Dr Muddu Mohan, Deputy Commissioner, Srikanth Rao, CMC Commissioner, Amritha Krishnamurthi, CMC Vice President, Kumar, Additional DC and others were present.