2024 will be a promising year for Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah extended New Year greetings to senior government officials who met him on Monday and hoped that the year 2024 will be a promising year for the state.
In his remarks after exchanging New Year greetings with the Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and secretaries at his home office Krishna, he said: “We have incurred a crop loss of Rs 35,000 crore in 48 lakh hectares area in the state due to drought situation. Relief from the government will not be sufficient if nature does not support us. We are facing this situation due to climate change. Good rains are expected during monsoon in 2024.”
He said that he would pray to God for a good monsoon.
The CM said that rains are necessary for development to reach the desired expectation.
“More than 60 per cent of people are dependent on agriculture. It is because of our guarantees that the severity of the drought has reduced. Poor families have gained purchasing power,” he said.
He said that on the basis of the universal basic income policy, the income of the people has increased and economic activities have been given impetus.
“People have chosen us for the development of the state. The government has chosen the bureaucrats. The objectives of the Constitution can be fulfilled and change in society can be brought only with a pro-people and social approach. We have to work towards understanding the Constitution. We have to work according to the people’s expectations,” he said.
Chief Minister’s Political Secretaries K. Govindaraju, and Nazir Ahmed, and Chief Secretary Rajneesh Goyal were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister also released “Susthira Badukina Sutta Ashakirana” written by the Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Shalini Rajneesh.