DAVANGERE: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said that he would make the State a “self-reliant” one in the power sector in another four years and the government had been taking steps to generate the required power so that the State need not approach other States or the Centre seeking power.
Inaugurating the Vikasa Sankalpa celebrations of eastern range (comprising Davangere, Shimoga, Bellary and Chitradurga districts) here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said the government was seriously thinking of booking criminal cases against government officials who failed to respond to the poor and needy persons who approach them for different benefits. He said the government had taken steps to ensure that officials positively responded to the poor beneficiaries who approached them and in spite of that many officials showed apathy towards the poor, the aged and women when they approached them seeking benefits. Because of this attitude of some officials, many ambitious schemes and programmes of the government had not reached the people, he said. Hence the government was seriously thinking of why criminal cases could not be taken against such “callous officials” and bring in more effective governance.