Data Center for UID scheme to come up in Bangalore

The State government sanctioned Rs 139 crore for establishing a temporary Data Center in the city to implement the Unique Identification Card scheme.

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2011, 10:18 AM IST

Bangalore: The State government on Friday
sanctioned Rs 139 crore for establishing a temporary Data
Center in the city to implement the Unique Identification Card
scheme.

A cabinet meeting chaired by Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa sanctioned the fund for establishing the Center,
Minister for Higher Education, V S Acharya, told reporters.

The UID scheme was taken up in two districts on a pilot
basis and later in eight districts. It would now be taken up
in 20 districts, he said.

Detailing other projects approved by the Cabinet, Acharya
said it approved the proposal to recruit 75 retired veterinary
doctors on contract basis to cover the shortage in its
veterinary hospitals.

Recently the government recruited 287 veterinary doctors,
of which only 211 reported for duty.

The government decided to enhance allocation to Minority
Development Corporation from Rs 100 crore to Rs 150 crore to
meet the demand for loans by minority students and women, the
minister said.

The government also decided to go for an additional power
generation of 200 MW from reneweable sources including solar
energy to augument energy production, he said.

The Kar Samaadhan scheme being offerred to Excise
Contractors to recover arrears of about Rs 500 crore has been
extended upto June 30, he added. The earlier deadline expired
on March 31.

Under the scheme, those who clear the arrears would benefit
from interest and penal interest waiver, Acharya said.

PTI