Bengaluru: Law Minister J. C. Madhu Swamy said on Friday July 1 that the State Cabinet cleared over Rs 6,500 Crore on Friday to roll out the Jal Jeevan Mission schemes throughout the state using the Design Build Operate and Transfer format.
He said that the funds have been approved under the scheme for the urban local bodies and panchayats in Yadgir, Tumakuru, Vijayapura, Koppal, Bidar, Haveri, and other districts. He also said that all houses must have access to drinking water by 2024, but the State is behind schedule.
The payment of Rs. 2,000 per month in hardship allowance to pourakarmikas across the state was also approved by the Cabinet. All pourakarmikas, including those working under contract, must adhere to this, he said.
He claimed that the Cabinet had accepted the sub-committee’s report about the religious practises at the Datta Peetha shrine in Bababudangiri, Chikkamagaluru.
The monsoon legislature session will likely be held in August. “We had initially planned for July, but now we are planning it for August,” he remarked.