Huge investment in renewable energy in coastal region: CM Bommai

4:03 PM, Saturday, November 19th, 2022


Mangaluru : The State is expecting around Rs 2 lakh crore investment in renewable energy, Hydrogen energy and production of Ammonia from sea water in the just concluded Global Investors meeting, and a huge investment is expected in coastal districts, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Talking to reporters at Bajpe International Airport here on Saturday, he said preparations are done to provide basic infrastructure for the production of energy and the State High level Committee has given approval for three renewable energy companies and they are expected to start work by March-April next year. The role of coastal areas in the field of renewable energy production is very important. Two important projects, Hydrogen and Ammonia production are coming up at international level in Gulf and Mangaluru. An important Ammonia Manufacturing unit from the sea water will come up in and around Mangaluru. The energy required for the renewable energy unit will be taken from renewable sources of energy like solar, windmill. It will be a total green project. A huge number of jobs will be created directly and indirectly from these projects thereby opening the doors of opportunity for the youths of this region.

Repairs of Mangaluru-Bengaluru Highway on priority

Bommai said incessant rain has delayed repair works of Mangaluru-Bengaluru Highway and he will be in Delhi to meet Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. Prior to this, a meeting regarding all the national highways will be convened. On priority, the repair works of Mangaluru-Bengaluru highway such as tunnel route and white topping will be taken up. The highway will be made usable by taking up short-term works and the construction of a tunnel route will be taken up as part of long-term works.

Revision of electoral list

He said the revision of the electoral list is held every year and also during the election time, and this is a continuous process of the Election Commission of India. The Bengaluru Cops have intensified a probe relating to the revision of voter’s list and arrested some persons. Next course of action will be taken up swiftly.

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