Bangalore, Nov 30 (UNI) Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today stressed that ongoing developmental activities will be continued in full swing and there was no paucity of funds in this regard.
Speaking to newsmen here after presiding over the first meeting of the executives comprising advisors, he said focus would be laid on completion of various ongoing activities in next four months to meet the target. Review meetings of officials at district level would be done to expedite implementation of projects, he added.
Replying to queries he said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram had assured him of any assistance with regard to implementation of developmental schemes meant for the welfare of the people at large.
He said the state Chief Electoral Officer had been asked to complete the revision of electoral rolls by January end. The ultimate objective was to ensure free and fair elections, he said adding that the administration would also strive to maintain law and order situation.
He said the executive also approved the recommendations of the Vaidyanathan Committee report on cooperative credit restructure.
The state would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the centre and National Bank for Agriculture And Rural Development to provide financial stability to district and village level credit cooperative societies. The executive also decided to direct District Deputy Commissioners to screen only eligible families for issue of ration cards under Below Poverty Line.
He said the executive also approved release of Rs five crores to Karnataka Information Technology Venture Fund (KITVEN) for the second fund which would have Rs 25 crores. Emphasis should be given to assist entrepreneurs in tier two cities. The first fund of Rs 15 crores had been fully utilised and the state would benefit around Rs 34 crores from the investments made in about 17 companies.
He said the executive also decided to extend the time limit for the third finance commission to submit its report upto June 30 next year. The commission, which had sought extension upto 15 months, was to submit its report today.