SME Times News Bureau | 08 Sep, 2012
A constitutional amendment bill introduced by Home Minister
Sushilkumar Shinde in the Lok Sabha Friday seeks to establish a special
development board for six most backward districts of Karnataka.
Besides ensuring equitable allocation of funds for the development of the
region, which consists of the erstwhile Hyderabad-Karnataka areas of the state,
the bill also aims to provide special status to these districts in areas like
employment and education, officials said here.
The bill seeks to accelerated development of the region, promote inclusive
growth and reduce inter-district disparities, according to officials.
Earlier, the Karnataka assembly had passed a resolution in 2010 to make special
provisions for the six most backward districts of Gulbarg, Bidar, Raichur,
Koppal, Yadgir and Bellary.