K'taka govt urged to evolve separate sand policy to Coastal districts


Submitted by Editor on Sat, 2016-08-27 17:56 Bengaluru: The state government should bring in a separate sand policy to coastal districts, appealed Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district legislators who met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at his home office Krishna here on Saturday. They were led by former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes. The delegation complained to the chief minister that issuance of form 9 and 11 of land-converted sites and immovable assets through e-khata is becoming a problem. They appealed to evolve a solution to address this. They discussed various issues concerning Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. They pointed out that fishermen are not getting kerosene as promised in the budget. They urged the chief minister to direct Food and Civil Supplies officials in this regard. The delegation reminded the chief minister about promised additional grants towards the expansion of Udupi court complex. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who heard the delegation said he will hold a meeting to look into these issues. Ministers Ramanath Rai, Pramod Madhwaraj, TB Jayachandra, legislators Lalaji Mendon, Prathap Chandra Shetty, Gopala Poojary and Abhaychandra Jain were present.