Bommai launches teleconferance with his officials

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Bangalore, Jun 28 (UNI) Karnataka Major and Medium Irrigation Minister Basavaraj Bommai today said that he had launched a teleconference programme with his officials to monitor the day-today work on the delayed irrigation projects.

Speaking to reporters here he said the programme which was kicked off two weeks ago would enable the minister have discussion with chief engineers at the irrigation project sites for a better coordination between him and the officials in speeding up the projects.

"The programme had helped me in preparing an action plan for taking up new projects and it would be finalised by next week. This will be a ongoing programme," he said.

He claimed that he would start his day with the teleconference with 19 chief engineers on the sites from where he gets the details of the day's works and follow up of the previous day's works.

Mr Bommai said that the government had planned to take up the Uppar Bhadra Project with a cost of Rs 5985 crore for providing water to Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Tumkur and Kolar.

He said that the his department has decided to announce the quarterly results of Krishna Jal Bhagya Nigama, Cauvery Neeravari Nigama and Karnataka Neeravari Nigama to make them accountable.

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