K`taka govt repeals ordinance amending the Panchayat Raj Act
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 21:36
Bangalore: The Karnataka cabinet on Tuesday decided to repeal the ordinance amending the Panchayat Raj Act, saying it has hurt the reservation quota of Other Backward Classes.

Briefing reporters, Higher Education Minister V S Acharya and Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar said another ordinance would be issued to repeal the one promulgated on October 10.

As a result of the October 10 ordinance, seats reserved for OBCs had come down.

Giving details of other cabinet decisions, Acharya said the "Vishwa Kannada Sammelana" (World Kannada Conference) would be held in the border town of Belgaum for three days from February 25 next year. The estimated cost for holding this is Rs 30 crores.

A new agriculture university would come up in Shimoga with districts of Shimoga, Hassan, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Chikmagalur, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi coming under its jurisdiction.

It would offer courses in agriculture and horticulture besides the opportunity for research and extension.

Acharya said the Karnataka Housing Board would hand over 40 per cent of the developed land to its owners on the lines of one existing in urban development authorities.

The Cabinet also gave the nod for revised estimate of the second phase of Metro rail project for Bangalore. The cost has gone up from an estimated Rs 5,453 crores in 2005-06 to Rs 6,395 crores now. It covers 51 km.


First Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 21:36

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