Mangaluru: Seeking public pressure on State Government for the clearance from Environment and Forest Ministry for road works, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari assured transparent, time-bound, result-oriented and corruption-free governance.
He was speaking at his interaction programme organised by Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Kanara Industries Association (KII) and CREDAI at Ocean Pearl in the City here on Monday February 28. Emphasising the problems of Shiradi Ghat he assured the ministries decision on six-lane new connectivity to Shiradi Ghat and also sought the co-operation of MPs in its success. “Power, Water, Transport and Communication plays an important role in the growth of every economy,” he stressed.
Reminiscing the ‘Athmanirbhar’ aim of the Government, Minister Gadkari explained on the Government’s plan of ‘Ethanol economy’. He said, “Crude Oil and Petroleum products are highly imported by India and as a subsidiary to Petrol and other crude oils, ‘Ethanol-based’ fuel extraction project will be aimed.”
Stating, “Conversion of knowledge is our future” he putforth the ‘sewage water utilisation’ action plan in Nagpur for power generation and stressed the philosophy of converting “waste into wealth.”
Emphasising on Research, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship the Union Minister Gadkari stressed on green energy.
Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Mining Pralhad Joshi, Minister for Energy and Kannada and Culture V. Sunil Kumar, who is also Dakshina Kannada Minister In-charge and MLAs D. Vedavyas Kamath and Dr. Bharath Shetty along with MCC Mayor Premananda Shetty were present.
KCCI President Shashidhar Pai Maroor welcomed the gathering and KCCI Secretary Nissar Fakeer Mohammed extended the words of gratitude.