Mysuru City to get four Town Panchayats
Bengaluru: In a big push for Mysuru city’s infrastructure development and formation of Greater Mysuru, the State Government has decided to form Hootagalli City Municipal Council (CMC) comprising Koorgalli, Hootagalli, Belawadi and Hinkal Gram Panchayats, all in the outskirts of Mysuru.
Briefing presspersons after the State Cabinet meeting here yesterday, Law Minister J.C. Madhuswamy said that the Cabinet also approved to upgrade Mysuru’s Srirampura, Bogadi, Kadakola and Rammanahalli Gram Panchayats into Town Panchayats (TP).
In another major decision, the Cabinet decided to reduce the stamp duty on registration of industrial lands and purchase of apartments, by 2 percent. Taking into consideration the promotion of industries and the interests of the middle class, the Government has decided to reduce the stamp duty on registration of industrial land and apartments from the existing 5 percent to 3 percent, Madhuswamy said.
While Hootagalli CMC will have Hootagalli, Hinkal, Belawadi and Koorgalli Gram Panchayats, Bogadi Town Panchayat will include Bogadi, Dasanakoppal, Maratikyathanahalli, K. Hemmanahalli, Ganigarahundi, Sahukarhundi, Basavanapura, Kergalli and Badagalahundi Gram Panchayats. Srirampura Town Panchayat comprises Srirampura, Mahadevapura, Parasayyanahundi, Lingambudhipalya, Koppalur, Kalalawadi, Gulur and Ramabainagar, while Kadakola Town Panchayat will have Kadakola and Hosahundi Gram Panchayats and Rammanahalli Town Panchayat will include Rammanahalli, Kalisiddanahundi, Hanchya, Sathagalli, Bharathnagar and Alanahalli Gram Panchyats and also Nadanahalli and other areas outside the Outer Ring Road, coming under Alanahalli Gram Panchayat.
The process for formation of one CMC and four TPs began a year when the then Mysuru District Minister V. Somanna, during a progress review meeting, had discussed the issue in detail, following which a proposal was sent to the Government in this regard.
The proposal got a fresh push when the present District Minister S.T. Somashekar, who took charge in April this year, held a couple of meetings and subsequently, a final proposal was sent to the Municipal Administration Department for expediting the process of CMC and TPs formation. Thanks to the efforts of MP Pratap Simha, Chamundeshwari MLA G.T. Devegowda and District Minister S.T. Somashekar, the State Cabinet has finally given its nod to the proposal.
The Cabinet decision has come at a time when efforts were being made to bring several villages and localities coming inside the Ring Road, under Mysuru City Corporation (MCC). It may be recalled that recently, a delegation led by MP Pratap Simha and MLA G.T. Devegowda, had met Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa at Bengaluru seeking the merger of several Gram Panchayats located in the outskirts of city with the MCC.
Prior to this, the MP and the MLA had written to the Mayor and the MCC Commissioner to get approval for inclusion of Gram Panchayats into MCC. But the MCC, which opposed to the idea, did not bring the issue under its agenda at the MCC Council Meeting held recently, during which several Corporators had urged the Government to sanction Rs.5,000 crore for infrastructure development in the Gram Panchayats which were proposed to be merged with the MCC.
An angry G.T. Devegowda had walked out of the Council Meeting in protest against the MCC’s stance. Now, the State Cabinet, which met on Thursday, approved setting up of Hootagalli CMC and four TPs, which decision is seen as a victory for MP Pratap Simha and MLA G.T. Devegowda for their continuous efforts to bring several Gram Panchayats in the outskirts of the city within the jurisdiction of Mysuru city.
GTD, Pratap Simha welcome Cabinet decision
Chamundeshwari JD(S) MLA G.T. Devegowda has welcomed the Cabinet decision, saying that there was a proposal for long on bringing Gram Panchayats coming within the Outer Ring Road under the MCC. There was also a proposal for formation of a CMC and a few TPs. But as the MCC opposed the idea, the decision of forming a CMC and four TPs had become inevitable. With most Gram Panchayats facing dearth of funds for infrastructure development, the Cabinet has come up with a good decision to boost city’s infrastructure development and overall growth, he said.
Meanwhile, MP Pratap Simha said he was thankful to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa for the Cabinet approval for the formation of Hootagalli CMC and Srirampura, Kadakola, Bogadi and Rammanahalli Town Panchayats.
He was also thankful to Housing Minister V. Somanna, District In-charge Minister S.T. Somashekar and MLA G.T. Devegowda for their unwavering and whole hearted support over the issue, he added.