Karnataka plans to set up a new airport at Bellary

Karnataka Cabinet on Friday approved a proposal to set up a new airport in Bellary under public-private-partnership model on BOT basis.

Gulbarga, Sept 26: Karnataka Cabinet on Friday approved a
proposal to set up a new airport in Bellary under
public-private-partnership model on BOT basis.

"For this purpose, 1,000 acres of land will be acquired,"
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa told reporters after a Cabinet
meeting.

The state Cabinet also approved a new textile policy
which expects annual investment of Rs 2,000 crore in the
private sector in five years.

The policy also expects generation of one lakh jobs every
year, Yeddyurappa said, adding that the new policy would be in
force from 2008 to 2013 and the state Government would invest
Rs 500 crore to implement the policy, he said.

The Cabinet also gave the go-ahead for establishing a
Horicultural university in Bagalkot, for which Belgaum
Regional Commissioner would be appointed as a special officer.

A sum of Rs 10 crore would be given to the University from
Horticulture Department.

It was also decided to set up an agricultural university
in Raichur. To facilitate fixing the jurisdiction of the new
university, the government would come out with the Karnataka
Agricultural University amendment ordinance, he said.

A proposal to establish a Karnataka State Law University
at Rayapura between Hubli and Dharwad also got the Cabinet
approval.

Bureau Report

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