Smart City: MCC mulls modernisation of fishing sector, Old Port

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June 3, 2016

Mangaluru, Jun 3: After failing to make it to the first two rounds of Smart City lists, the Mangaluru City Corporation is now likely to submit a modified proposal with more focus on fishing activities along with overall development of the city.

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Mangaluru City South MLA J R Lobo told media persons on Friday that the development of Old Port and modernisation of fishing sector would find a place in the proposal for the Smart City Project from MCC for the next phase plan.

Mr Lobo said that the history associated with the Mandakki Bhatti (puffed rice mill) Colony in Davangere and Cantonment Area in Belagavi helped the cities to find a place in the first phase of the Smart City Project.

“We have decided to include development of Old Port and fishing sector in the proposal and promote it as our USP,” he added.

Lobo said the Smart City Project will catapult cities into the technology-based future.

“The city's tryst with Old Port and fishing sector dates back to several centuries. But in more modern times, it established itself as a famous trade and employment. Given its vast employment opportunities and trade activities, Lakshadweep was wholly depending on Mangaluru for its all requirements. However, now the trade between Lakshadweep and Old Port in Mangaluru has declined drastically. In the past, Mangaluru traders were exporting spices and coffee to Middle Eastern Countries, Africa and Mauritius through Old Port. The Old Port has a long history of being a commercial centre. There is a need to revive the past glory of the Old Port and fishing activities through Smart City Project,” he stated.

He said Mangaluru did not figure the first list of the Smart City Project as it failed to propose development based on a sector in the proposal. The revival of the Old Port and modernisation of fishing sector will also promote tourism in the region, he added.

Lobo said the long-pending demand for a dedicated jetty for tourism and trade between Mangalore and Lakshadweep will soon be fulfilled with the state government and Lakshwadeep administration signing a memorandum of understanding. This will revive the trade relations with Mangaluru city. The jetty, to be constructed on the northern side of the Old Port in Bunder, will facilitate both tourists and traders who will export commodities to the island Union territory. The blue print of the project is ready. Lakshadweep administration will invest Rs 70 crore for the project. Apart from this, the Lakshadweep administration will take up dredging by six metre depth from estuary to the northern side of the Old Port, which in turn will help the fishermen in anchoring their boats in the Wharf, he noted.

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May 2,2021

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May 2: BJP candidate Sharanu Salagar, who was a personal assistant (PA) to two MLAs and a Zilla Panchayat president, is now an MLA after winning the Basavakalayan Assembly seat which fell vacant following the demise of Congress MLA B Narayanrao, who had died of Covid-19 complications last year.

Salagar defeated Congress candidate Mala B Narayanrao by a margin of about 19,000 votes. While Salagar had polled 70,554 votes, his nearest rival Mala B Narayanrao managed to get 50,108 votes

Sharanu, who was born in V K Salagar village in Kamalapur taluk of the district, is an MSc and MEd holder. He was appointed as a primary school teacher in 2002. At the same time, he worked as a personal assistant to the then MLA Revu Naik Belamagi. Sharanu was also the personal assistant of Zilla Panchayat president from 2004 to 2011, and Jewargi MLA Ajay Singh for a year in 2013.

He was promoted to high school as an assistant teacher in 2011 but he resigned in 2014 to join the Congress.

Miffed over not getting a ticket to contest from Chinchansur Zilla Panchayat constituency in Aland taluk in 2016, he quit the Congress and joined the BJP. He was then appointed as BJP’s Kalaburagi rural mandala president and campaigned for Basavaraj Mattimud in the 2017 Assembly polls.

Differences cropped up among the BJP workers in Gulbarga rural assembly constituency and the segment was also reserved for the Scheduled Caste candidate. Being a Veerashaiva Lingayat, he thought he can’t nurture a political future in the segment and shifted his politics to the Basavakalyan constituency and continued to work for the party there. 

His wife Savitri was the supervisor of a hostel run by the Social Welfare Department. Later, she passed the KAS examination in 2016 and became the tahsildar of Basavakalyan. She has now been transferred.

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May 8,2021

Bengaluru, May 8: Karnataka government has ordered to install of CC cameras in all district and taluk level hospitals including ICU wards across the state.

In an order issued by the Health Department, it was instructed all the Hospital administrations to take serious measures in the installation of the CC cameras including in the ICU wards by May 11.

The expenses should be utilized by the health protection committee besides other funds which will be available to hospitals.

Action taken report by the department of health and family welfare officers and district nodal officers visit the hospitals on the installation of the CC cameras and the same has been submitted to the government by May 12, the order said.

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May 6,2021

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Mangaluru, May 6: In the wake of continued spike in the covid-19 cases in the coastal Karnataka, the district administration has decided to enforce tougher rules in Dakshina Kannada.

An emergency meeting was held in Deputy Commissioner’s office in the city wherein elected representatives and officials discussed the measures to be implemented to curtail the spread of novel coronavirus.

Following the meeting DC Dr K V Rajendra said that from May 7 onwards people will be allowed to purchase essential commodities only between 6 am and 9 am. By 10 a.m. no one should be there on the roads or footpaths. All shopkeepers should reach their homes by 10 a.m. People can purchase medical supplies from the nearest pharmacies.
  
Vehicles of those who move around unnecessarily will be seized. The police department will initiate tougher measures to prevent needless roaming on the streets. There will be no provision for events like marriage, housewarming and birthdays.
 
Besides, the district administration has banned all programmes including weddings and family events from May 15. Those who have already obtained permission for such events are supposed to postpone the event. 

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