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Bank cautions wilful defaulters

The Corporation Bank, lead bank for Kodagu, will take steps against what it called as wilful defaulters of coffee loans in the district, Executive Director of the bank, Ashwani Kumar, said here on Thursday.

However, Mr. Kumar did not explain to presspersons here how the bank would distinguish a wilful defaulter and a bankrupt borrower.

His observations came in the wake of the debt relief package of the Centre which had been implemented by the bank in Kodagu. The bank, which interacted with several growers on Thursday, had advised them not to sell coffee in panic but to wait for good times (till prices shored up).

If a grower could settle his loan account, thanks to the debt relief scheme, he could go in for higher loans this year, Mr. Kumar said.

The Corporation Bank in Kodagu had disbursed Rs. 12 crore, which was 25 per cent of its share, under the coffee debt relief package recently, apart from Rs. 24 crore (50 per cent of the loans of the growers) which was the share of the Government of India, Mr. Kumar said. As many as 3,090 small growers had availed themselves of the benefit of debt relief package in Kodagu concerning pre-2002 loans. Deputy General Manager of the bank from the zonal office in Hassan, Lakshminatha Reddy, introduced Mr. Kumar and General Manager H.M.A. Khan.

Chief Manager of the Corporation Bank Madikeri branch, Totambailu E. Manohar and Lead District Manager, R. Vasudevan were present.

The Hindu

Rs 5 cr for renovation of pilgrim centres

The chief minister has given the go-head for the second phase of renovation of the Bhagamandala-Talacauvery pilgrim centres and has instructed the department concerned to sanction Rs 5 crore for the purpose.

The centres were renovated in the first phase of the project during 2002-2008. In the initial stage, Shri Agastyeshwara and Shri Mahaganapathi temples were renovated by the Public Renovation Committee recognized by the government. Later the Cauvery Development Authority took over the responsibility and completed the major part of the project that costs Rs 17 crore.

Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa approved the second phase of renovation after a gap of two years, during his visit to Madikeri on November 15 last year while distributing saris to women under the Bhagyalakshmi scheme. The local PWD officers in coordination with the Bhagamandala-Talacuavery administration committee also have sent a proposal with the preferential works to be done at these pilgrim centres.

The proposal includes the construction of a mass feeding centre and Yathrika Bhavan to provide lodging facilities for pilgrims. The proposal has plans to construct 50 rooms, a big hall with a kitchen for mass feeding.

The Talacauvery and Bhagamandala temples still do not have portals, allowing anybody to enter the temple premises anytime. Both temples will be provided huge doors in the second stage, said Bhagamandala-Talacauvery temple committee executive officer Sampathkumar.

Since the silt in the Bhagamandala Thriveni Sangama dries up the water meant for holy bath for the pilgrims, the tank will be desilted up to 10 feet to facilitate devotees throughout the year, including the construction of a compound wall around both temple.

A suitable platform will be provided to conduct death ceremonials, drainage system in Bahgamandala town to prevent the unclean water from joining the river. Dwellings for archaks and staff in Bahgamandala will is also proposed for the second phase, said Sampathkumar. The second phase will also include construction of a meditation structure on Brahmagiri hills to remember the seven great from the ancient years.

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MUDA gets notice

The state city and rural projects director S B Honnur issued a notice to Madikeri Urban Development Authority (MUDA) stating that it failed in its duty to take up the mega project being approved by the government to develop the city.

He stated that MUDA was asked to prepare the mega project plan and submit it for approval but failed to do so even years after it was approved by the government. The director asked MUDA to submit a final report by February. The officials concerned would be held responsible if they fail to do so, he cautioned.

As per the mega project, MUDA had to submit a proposal for the developments to be completed by 2021 in consultation with the city municipal council. The mega project was proposed by the government 13 years back. MUDA held its last meeting seven months back. MUDA has 9,347 hectares under it for development.

Asked about the failure, the erstwhile chairman A K Palaksha said that there were many constraints to undertake works and he could not succeed in reaching all the goals.