‘People have thrown focus on farming, tourism, industries’

Mohammed Mohsin, district in-charge Secretary, has said that the government has held meetings in seven districts on Vision-2025, and people have thrown focus on agriculture, tourism and industries.

Addressing presspersons during a public meeting on Vision-2025 here on Tuesday, he said that while seven meetings were held in the coastal districts, two meetings are being held simultaneously in Vijayapura and Kalaburagi on Tuesday.

Explaining the concept of Vision-2025, he said that the government plans to prepare a comprehensive development project for the State to be implemented within the next seven years.

“This is for the first time that such a plan is being made with public participation and inclusiveness where people will share their views and ideas on how the State could be developed on various fronts such as agriculture, health, industry, rural development,” Mr. Mohsin said.

He said that the government has identified 13 sectors that need development and has constituted five committees involving officials concerned and public for preparing a comprehensive vision document.

He said that while Vijayapura has been asked to submit its report before November 1, by December-end, similar reports would be collected from across the State for implementation.

“This document would play a vital role in implementing development schemes in the State in future for any government as it would act like a guide book with regard to development projects,” he said.

Earlier, sharing his views, MLA and Karnataka’s representative in Delhi C.S. Nadagouda regretted that even after 70 years of Independence, the Prime Minister has to hold a broom to show people the importance of cleanliness.

“At a time when developed countries are discussing broader issues, India is still dealing with issues such as caste system. This is the irony of India,” he said.

MLA Makbul Bagwan, Deputy Commissioner K.B. Shivakumar, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer M. Sundresh Babu, Zilla Panchayat president Nilamma Meti and people from various walks of life were present.

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