School closes, but state cabinet gives nod to purchase uniforms
Bengaluru: Uncertainty prevails over the opening of schools due to covid pandemic, however, the State Cabinet has approved Rs. 171 crore for supplying uniforms, textbooks, and shoes to government schools.
Cabinet has given nod to procure uniforms for government school students from Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation at Rs. 83.6 crore. Besides cabinet has approved to purchase, shoes and textbooks for the students, studying in government schools.
Minister for parliamentary affairs, Basavaraj Bommai said that purchase of the textbooks and uniform will be permitted only after the opening of the schools, he said.
Besides the cabinet has given its approval to build 100 new police stations at a cost of Rs. 200 crores, within two years, new stations will be constructed, the minister said.
Farmers’ children will get a 50% reservation quota in diploma and BSc agriculture courses from the existing 40%. Cabinet has approved for construction of a new office for the directorate of medical education and nursing board at a cost of Rs. 75 crore in Bengaluru. It has also given nod for revised estimation for works of Bidar and Mysuru medical colleges.
A cabinet sub-committee will be constituted to look into a new water policy for the state. The policy will frame the guidelines for utilization and management of water for drinking, irrigation, and industry purpose, Mr. Bommai said.
To avoid unnecessary delay in fixing transfer of development right (TDR), Cabinet has decided to abolish re-survey by the urban development authorities.
Once the project implementing agency conducts the survey and fixes the TDR for acquired properties, urban development authorities concerned will conduct a re-survey of such properties, this leading to an unnecessary delay, thus cabinet has decided to abolish the re-survey, Mr. Bommai said.