Bangalore, Dec 10 (UNI) Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today called for according top priority to create necessary infrastructure to sustain and accelerate higher economic growth rate of the state.
Addressing delegates of a seminar on Administrative Reforms for Accelerated Growth here he said the economic reform initiatives of the state had increased the need for rapid infrastructure development. To sustain and accelerate higher economic growth rate it was very much necessary to build, upgrade and modernise the infrastructure on an urgent basis, he felt. Accelerated economic growth would imply effective public delivery systems, speedy industrialisation and infrastructure development as well as the removal of regional and other imbalances, he observed.
He said the state had an investment of Rs one lakh crore during 2006-07 and this year too all efforts were being made to attract large investments. It was necessary to ensure that the growth was broad based and well balanced across regions, he added.
Stressing the need for decentralisation, the Governor said the delegation of authority to various levels would instill in them a sense of participation in the decision making process and would also hold them directly responsible to the public.
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 right kind of mechanism to combat such evils of civil administration. He also stressed a need to create a law to provide a statutory mechanism on critical areas.