Karnataka government was ineffective under the former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy for the past one year due to coalition politics. To make the government more effective, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has directed his officials not to take leave for the next three months. This was converyed by Chief Minister during a review meeting, where he had instructed officials to oversee drought relief work without taking leave and also asked them to be at work on all Saturdays and Sundays for the next three months.
Chief Minister said that, “I have directed officials to bring up project proposals pending with the Centre so that I can take them up with Union ministers during my visit to Delhi next week”.
He also told that without any delay, the officials must ensure payment of compensation to the family of farmers who commit suicide. He also added that fodder production should be encouraged.
“I have suggested that they purchase fodder from farmers at a cost of Rs 4,000 per tonne,” Mr Yediyurappa said. The CM also said that necessary action has been taken to fill water at 10 barrages across the Krishna river from Almatti and Narayanapur dams to address the issue of water scarcity.