Mandya: Even as farmer organisations including Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha have opposed the Disneyland-like amusement park at Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam and Brindavan Gardens, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said that he is committed to establish the amusement project as it is his brainchild.
He told press persons here yesterday night: “It is my brainchild. I will ensure that the project is implemented. I pray with folded hands to those opposing the project to support it.”
The CM clarified that the project would not harm the safety of KRS and the government would not acquire lands of the farming community to implement it. “The government is firm on implementing the project. I am ready to discuss with those who are opposing the project to clarify their doubts,” he said.
According to him, the project would create employment to at least 40,000 people in the district. “I will not allow the exploitation of farmers and the Disneyland project will benefit thousands of farmers and youth as it will create thousands of jobs,” Kumaraswamy said.
The Public Works Department will take up various development works in the district at a cost of Rs. 602 crore and install transformers to 10,000 irrigation pump-sets at a cost of Rs. 212 crore, he said. “In all, the government is releasing Rs. 3,000 crore to Mandya for various development works. On Feb. 27, foundation stones will be laid to various development works,” he added.
Earlier, the Chief Minister convened a meeting of senior officials at the Zilla Panchayat office and reviewed the progress of various development projects. District Minister C.S. Puttaraju, Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh, Transport Minister D.C. Thammanna and Mysuru District Minister G.T. Devegowda, Mandya MP L.R. Shivarame Gowda, Deputy Commissioner N. Manjushree and others were present.