Promising to bring about a balanced development in all parts of Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said his government would make efforts to remove backwardness in Northern Karnataka by 2013.
"Our government will remove backwardness in North Karnataka region by 2013, by the time we complete five years in office. We will ensure a balanced development across the state", Yeddyurappa told reporters here today.
The tenure of the BJP government headed by Yeddyurappa would end by 2013.
His comments came after he chaired a meeting of the High Power Committee set up to oversee the implementation of the Dr D M Nanjunadappa Committee report.
The committee besides identifying the causes of backwardness in 114 taluks of 'Hyderabad-Karnataka' region has suggested various development works for removing it.
Yeddyurappa said besides opening residential schools in all the 114 taluks of the region, the government has decided to establish 39 model high schools and a similar number of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya model schools.
The government will also chalk out special schemes to provide health insurance to families living below the poverty line in the region and provide infrastructure facilities to the slums. All huts would be replaced by pucca houses and uninterrupted power supply provided, Yeddyurappa said.