Bangalore, Dec 10 (UNI) Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today called for according top priority to infrastructure development for sustaining higher economic growth rate in the state.
Addressing a seminar on 'Administrative Reforms for Accelerated Growth' here, he said to sustain and accelerate higher economic growth rate, it was very much necessary to modernise the infrastructure.
Accelerated economic growth would imply effective public delivery systems, speedy industrialisation, infrastructure development and removal of regional imbalances, he said.
He said the state had attracted an investment of Rs one lakh crore during 2006-07 and efforts were on to attract more investments to the state.
Stressing the need for decentralisation, the Governor said the devolution of powers to grass-root level would instil a sense of participation in them and make them more accountable to the people.
Second Administrative Reforms Commission Chairman M Veerappa Moily, in his address, observed that red tapism and nepotism were cancer to the public administration and called for a right kind of mechanism to combat such evils in civil administration.
He stressed the need to create a law to provide a statutory mechanism on critical areas.