Mumbai-Karnataka Area Comprising 7 Districts Renamed As Kittur Karnataka


Karnataka cupboard determined to rechristen Mumbai-Karnataka area as Kittur Karnataka. (FILE)

Bengaluru:

The Karnataka Cupboard on Monday determined to rechristen “Mumbai-Karnataka” area consisting of seven districts as “Kittur Karnataka”.

“The Cupboard has determined to rechristen the Mumbai-Karnataka area consisting of Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Dharwad, Vijayapura, Bagalkote, Gadag and Haveri districts as Kittur Karnataka,” stated Regulation and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Maduswamy.

“It was determined to rechristen as we did not wish to consult with the area as Bombay-Karnataka or Mumbai-Karnataka,” he stated.

Renaming the area that was beneath the erstwhile Bombay presidency earlier than Independence has been a long-standing demand of the pro-Kannada organisations.

The title Kittur is after a historic taluk in Belagavi district that was dominated by Rani Chennamma (1778–1829), who had fought towards the British earlier than Jhansi Rani Laxmibai did.

The earlier B S Yediyurappa authorities in 2019 renamed Hyderabad-Karnataka area that was beforehand dominated by Nizams of Hyderabad as Kalyana-Karnataka.

Additionally, the Cupboard as we speak gave its approval to the brand new sand coverage.

“Within the coverage, we now have made phases like gram panchayat, riverbed, sea… Additionally, we now have talked about who’re all permitted beneath the coverage to extract sand,” stated Madhuswamy.

Briefing reporters after the Cupboard assembly right here, he stated beneath the coverage, sand in gram panchayat could be offered at Rs 300 per metric tonne, whereas riverbed sand is mounted at Rs 700 per metric tonne to be offered at city, inter-districts and different areas, and a separate authority could be constituted with enforcement and monitoring authorities.

“The coverage is aimed toward making sand simply accessible within the State at lesser costs,” he stated. The normal methodology of extracting sand by diving into the ocean could be allowed on small scale within the non-SEZ space, however there’s restriction on utilization of equipment as a result of it’s towards the regulation of the nation.

Gram panchayats have been authorised to provide sand at discounted charge for rural housing and authorities sponsored schemes, he added.

The Cupboard has additionally authorized amendments to Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession Guidelines, 1994, beneath which the lease interval for each minor and main minerals mined in a specific space could be the identical, which is about 50 years.

“Together with main minerals, some minor minerals are additionally being mined in the identical areas in a number of elements of the State. The Centre provides a 50-year lease for main minerals, however for minor minerals the State used to provide for 20 or 30 years. So we at the moment are altering it… no matter mining is finished in a specific space, it will likely be for 50 years consistent with with the most important mining coverage,” stated the Minister.

The opposite Cupboard choices embrace: To represent a committee headed by a retired Excessive Court docket Decide and consisting of two technical specialists; and to look at pre-tender notification of presidency tenders value greater than Rs 50 crore.

“Solely after committee’s approvals, the tenders could be floated…that is primarily aimed toward sustaining transparency. We request the committee to scrutinise and provides nod to the works in 15 days,” stated Madhuswamy.

The opposite choices embrace: Approval for Rs 399.8-crore KSAFE-II motion plan by the fireplace division that features fireplace infrastructure, rising fireplace stations amongst others; administrative approval for developing vented dams for west flowing rivers; bifurcating Dharwad Milk Union to create a separate milk union for Haveri, and to bifurcate Kolar; and Chikkaballapur Milk Unions.

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