Mangaluru: Minister for Urban Development and Housing U T Khader opined that the decision of giving 10 percent reservation to the economically weaker sections from the general category should not be limited to the election gimmick.
Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, January 9, Khader said, "Why the union government took nearly five years to take such a major decision? It should not be another false assurance like bringing back of black money and creation of jobs for youth", he said.
Pointing out the previous promises of BJP, Khader said, "No single promise has been fulfilled after the Narendra Modi-led BJP government came to power in the centre. Though it has promised of bringing back the black money and depositing it into the bank accounts of all people, nothing has happened so far. Though it has promised of creating jobs for two crore persons every year, only 40 lakh jobs were created in the last five years. Instead of bringing back any project or any Bill, it should be properly implemented", he informed.
Rs 155 Crore to be spent to prevent sea erosion
Speaking about the problems of sea erosion, Khader said, "To have a permanent solution for the sea erosion problem, the second phase of work will be undertaken in major areas like Someshwar, Ucchila, Talapady among other areas. A total of Rs 155 Crore will be spent on inshore berms and reefs at the sea-erosion prone areas. Berms will be built at a distance of around 450 metres between Subhashnagar, Kaiko and Hilarinagar at a cost of Rs 21.09 Crore. For this, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) is ready and tender will be floated within a month. This project will be undertaken under ADB scheme", Khader informed.
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