Horticulture University to be set up in Bagalkot

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Gulbarga, Sep 27: The Karnataka Government has decided to set up a horticulture university in Bagalkot and a law university at Hubli-Dharwad. The State Cabinet, which met on Friday, Sep 26, also approved the setting up of chemical laboratories at Hubli and Bellary costing Rs 50 crore each, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa told a post-cabinet media briefinng.

He said the Cabinet also decided to provide necessary infrastructure for the setting up of a UGC-approved Central University in Gulbarga.

Three hundred acre of land had already been acquired at Madaganchi village in Aland taluk, about 30 km from here, for the university.

Mr Yeddyurappa said the Cabinet gave green signal for allocatating Rs 136 crore for the integrated development of Bidar district and allot Rs 156 crore to provide drinking water to Hubli-Dharwad twin city.

He said the Cabinet also decided to modify the Thungabhadra left branch canal at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore in four years and to release Rs 80 crore immediately.

Sanction for the construction of an airport at Bellary was the other decision of the Cabinet.

UNI

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