Furniture cluster to come up near Mangaluru, says Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai | Mangaluru News – Times of India

UDUPI: Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said that a decision has been taken to set up an international-level furniture cluster near Mangaluru that will provide job opportunities to the youth.
Speaking after inaugurating the Yennehole lift irrigation project in Karkala on Wednesday, Bommai said that the works on the projects will begin this year. The cluster will have experts from across the world for knowledge sharing. It has been decided to establish a green energy industrial hub in the coastal region. Approval for setting up a furniture hub would be given soon, Bommai said
He promised an additional 40 crore worth of projects in Karkala. Further, works on the textile park in Karkala will begin soon, he said.
Bommai said, “Ministers of the coastal region have been instructed to make the districts in the region as modern developed districts. Supplementary programmes in this regard have been formulated in the budget. Work on expansion of Karwar and Mangaluru ports have been taken up. Grants have been provided for developing eight fishing harbours. Project to provide deep sea fishing boats has been implemented. These initiatives would boost the economy of the coastal region,” he said.
Lauding Prime Minister Modi as a statesman with a long term vision for the nation, Bommai listed a slew of schemes like Ayushman Bharat, Kissan Samman, Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana as revolutionary. Funds have been provided for the development of all the ports under the Sagar Mala project. Proposals for 24 projects with a total investment of Rs2400 crore region have been submitted to the union government. This will enhance economic activity of the coast, Bommai said.
The issue of Deemed Forest has been resolved and the government has formed a sub-committee under Minister Ashok to work out modalities and legally solve the issues related to kumki, bana and soppina betta in Kodagu,Uttara Kannada, Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Shivamogga districts.
Further, a tourism circuit connecting ancient Jain basadis of the region and other tourist spots and temples like Dharmastala and Subrahmanya would be developed. Beach and Pilgrimage tourism would be taken up in a big way for development.
Yennehole Lift Irrigation project of the Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd. (KNNL) is designed to irrigate about 1,500 hectares of land and recharge groundwater in and around nine villages of Karkala taluk.

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