Government approves Agricultural College in Brahmavar
Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Friday announced that the Government had given its approval for an agricultural college at Brahmavar.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Karavali Hasiru Kavacha project, an initiative of the Western Ghats Task Force and the Department of Forests, here.
The project aims at preventing sea erosion in the coastal district by encouraging planting and protection of mangroves. It also aims at protecting biodiversity in the coastal region.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the proposed college would come up on 354 acres of land belonging to the Regional Agricultural Research Station in Brahmavar at a cost of Rs. 10 crore. Of this, Rs. 5 crore would be released this month, he said.
The Government was giving priority to environment protection. A devarakadu each would be developed at Subrahmanya in Dakshina Kannada and Karkala in Udupi district.
A ‘matsya dhama’ would be developed at Sishila in Dakshina Kannada and Hebri in Udupi district. A ‘hasiru samridhdhi grama’ (green village) each would come up at Kulkunda in Dakshina Kannada and Renjal in Udupi district, he said.
Home Minister V.S. Acharya, Chairman of Western Ghats Task Force Ananth Hegde Ashisar and Chairman of the Task Force on Third Finance Commission Report Implementation A.G. Kodgi were among those present.