Appreciate the hands that worked to make district coronavirus-free: Minister ST Somashekar

Mysuru, May 16:- “Coronavirus pandemic has come under control in Mysuru district. It is happy news. Government alone cannot do this. BJP workers, the public have also cooperated to make this happen,” said District in-charge Minister S T Somashekhar.

He was speaking at the BJP district meeting here on Friday.

“The district has become coronavirus-free because of the work of public, public representatives, Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, police staff, medical staff, doctors, ASHA workers and others. I thank them on behalf of the government and the chief minister,” he said.

“Jubilant Generics has adopted 10 villages of the region. They are providing free 50,000 ration kits. I brought this to the notice of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar who have agreed to this,” he said.

“Rs 3,000 each is provided to ASHA workers from the department. It costs the government Rs 12.37 crore. But it is our duty to identify their contributions,” he said.

“Required projects to develop Mysuru district will be implemented. I have discussed with the chief minister about waste management. Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha explained to us about this project,” he said.

“APMC amendment is the right decision. A farmer can say that his crop is his right. This may reduce the income of APMC a bit. There is no problem because of this decision. The amendment is not made in a hurry. APMC will not be closed at any cost,” he added.

He said that the government has announced a support price of Rs 5,000 for corn which will help 10 lakh farmers. (MR/GK)

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