Mangalore, May 9: Karnataka Chief Minister (CM), B S Yeddyurappa, announced that a sum of two crore rupees will be provided as government grant for the development of Guruvana Durga Temple, which is a part of Kedekar Lord Mallikarjuna Temple complex in Jappinamogeru here. He was speaking after taking part in the religious and cultural programmes organized on the night of Sunday May 8, in connection with the consecration, Brahmakalashotsava, and Ashtapavitra Nagamandalotsava at the said temple complex.
“One crore rupees will be sanctioned towards the construction of an auditorium being built here at a cost of five crore rupees. Rs 50 lac will be provided for the development activities of the isle located by the side of the temple. Tourism development initiatives will be launched at this 146-acre isle. Rs 50 lac will be provided for the purchase of two launches for ferrying the tourists to the isle,” he explained.
He expressed his anger at the opposition parties, for being bitterly critical of his largesse for good purposes. He clarified that he has not been misusing the money in the state’s exchequer. Stating that he is aware of tourism potentials in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, he promised to develop special packages to develop tourist spots to attract more tourists.
The CM inaugurated ‘Netravati’ auditorium on this occasion. Assembly deputy speaker, Yogish Bhat, Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister, Krishna J Palemar, MP, D V Sadanand Gowda, MLC, Capt Ganesh Karnik, chairman of Coastal Development Authority, B Nagaraj Shetty, Dr Mohan Alva, and a number of other dignitaries were present.
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