Civic amenities will be provided in slum areas under the Nirmala Jyoti scheme. The State government has allotted Rs 70 crore for the scheme, said Minister for Water Resources K S Eshwarappa.
Speaking after kickstarting development works under Nirmala Jyoti scheme near Navule Venkataramanaswamy temple in the City on Tuesday, he said 19 slums in Shimoga and 15 slums in Bhadravati will be developed at Rs 4.55 crore and Rs 3.80 crore respectively. Seeking public cooperation for the success of the scheme, he asked Stree Shakti Sanghas to monitor the quality of the work implemented.
Legislator Haratalu Halappa, Urban Development Authority President Channabasappa, Commissioner of City Municipal Council Jayanna, Commissioner of Slum Clearance Board Shivashankar, engineer Padmanabh and others were present. Asphaltation of roads, drainage, street lights, drinking water supply and other basic amenities will be provided under Nirmala Jyoti scheme.
In Shimoga, Angalayyana kere, Venkatapura Bhovi Colony, Ameer Ahmed Colony, New Mandli, Handi Jogarahatti, Chowdeshwari Colony, MRS Colony, Hanumanta Nagar, Tipu Nagar, Vishweshwaraiah Nagar, Gopala (survey number 10), Chikkamatti 1st stage and 2nd stage, J P Nagar, Tank Mohallah AK Colony, Mallikarjuna Nagar, Navule Ambedkar Nagar, Sevalal Nagar and Kelagina Tunga Nagar areas have been selected for second phase of Nirmala Jyoti scheme.
In Bhadravati, Ujjanipura, Suragitopu, ward 4, 5 and 6 in MPM, CD Pillay area, Vijaya Nagar, Ashwath Nagar, Khabrastan, Old Bhovi Colony, Basapura ward number 15, Sweepers Colony, 2 wards in Seegebagi, Tammanna Colony and Gundarao Colony have been selected for second phase of the scheme, a release from State Slum Clearance Board said.