Portfolios of ministers changed : Independent ministers take charge of new districts

yedurappa CabinetBangalore : In a drastic change of part folios effected by CM Yeddyurappa after the cabinet reshuffle last week, has reasserted himself as top leader of state BJP legislators.
The district incharge ministers list has been released and the assuance given to 4 Independent MLA’s while forming the govt in 2008 has materialised by making them ministers incharge of a district.
Home minister R. Ashoka nad Health and Family and welfare minister B. Sriramulu are new in charge of 2 district each.
CM Yeddyurappa (Shimoga), Shobha Karandlaje (Tumkur), Narendaswami (Chamaaja Nagar), Revu Naik Belmagi (Bidar), Govinda Karajola (Bagalkot), Janardhan Raddy (Bellay) Basavaraja Bommai (Gulbarga), Ravindra Nath (Davanagere), Karunakara Reddy (Chitradurga), Krishna Palemar (Dakshina Kannada), Sri Ramulu B. (Gadag and Rama Nagaram), V. Somanna (Hassan), R. Ashoka (Mandya and Bangalore South), M.P. Renukacharya (Chikkamagaluru), Dr. V.S. Acharya (Udupi), Katta Subramania Naidu (Bangalore North), Jagadish Shettar (Dharwad), Umesh Katti (Belgaum), Ramadas (Mysore), V.B. Kageri (Uttara Kannada), Murugesh Nirani (Bijapur), C.H. Vijayshanker (Kodagu), Shivaraja Thangadagi (Koppala), M. Narayanaswamy (Kolar), Bhalachandra Jarkiholi (Yadgiri), Sudhakar. D (Raichur) and A.S. Bachegowda (Bangalore rual)

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How old is karnataka health minister B Sriramulu?

Karnataka Health minister B Sriramulu’s birthday date was on August 8th 1971. That makes him 39 years, 2 months and 4 days old today.

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A bitter lesson to the Congress –B Sriramulu

Bangalore: Minister for Health and Family Welfare, B. Sriramulu has said voters of Kadur and Gulburga Assembly segments, where bi-elections were held, have given befitting reply to Bangalore- Bellary padayatra carried out by the Congress party.

He was addressing press-conference here today. Mr. Sriramulu said he had all along been maintaining that the people could not be hoodwinked by creating hype on irrelevant issues. The Congress leaders indulged in false propaganda against BJP leaders on the issue of mining. They were in the illusion that the BJP-led Government in the State could be destabilised over the issue. However, people had taught a bitter lesson to the propagandist Congress leaders.  On the other hand, he said, his party had retained its strength in the bi-elections.

On the party victory in Kadur, Mr. Sriramulu said the result was remarkable. It was a stronghold of Congress for long. The Congress not only lost the seat but had been relegated to the third position.

On the reported resignation of Siddaramaia from the post of Opposition Leader in the Assembly, the Minister said he was not bothered about the same as it was internal matter of the Congress. However, he was not surprised by the development as the Congress had been the divided houses, and had many power centres. In fact the Kadur result exposed the real strength of Mr. Siddramaiah.

He refused to comment on the question whether Chief Minister, B. S. Yeddyurappa be held responsible for the party defeat in Gulburga.

He denied that he did not evince keen interest in the bi-election as the party had not entrusted any significant role to him. He campaigned in favour of party in Kadur as well as Gulburga.

The minister, who earlier reviewed departmental work, said as many as 298 MBBS doctors with specialisation (PG diploma holders) in different diseases would directly be appointed offering them slightly higher salaries in order to minimise the shortage of specialist doctors. They would be on contract as there was no provision in the C and R rule for direct recruitment at present, he added.

On the Vajpayee Arogyashri, a free-medication programme to BPL families presently in force in six district of Hyderabad Karnataka,  Mr. Sriramulu said it had now been extended to seven district of Mumbai Karnataka. The benefit would be extended to other region of the State in phased manner, he said.

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Karnataka health minister Sriramulu keeps his ministry in good health

Health minister B Sriramulu has virtually created a mini mobile phone “call centre” out of his August 5 promise to be a hands-on minister to streamline anti-dengue measures in the state. But has it helped him deliver on his promise?

Ironically, the rising popularity of this concept itself has rendered this strategy useless. With a shocking round-the-clock rate of two calls a minute, the eight officials appointed by Sriramulu to attend to the calls in three-hour shifts are finding it too much to handle.

Living up to Bangalore’s image as a technology city of the country, Sriramulu on August 5 struck upon an idea to put the mobile phone to good use to take calls about dengue, chikungunya and other epidemic diseases from the common people directly.

The aim was to make it easy for reporting dengue (or suspected dengue) cases directly to the health department officials by calling on the mobile phone number 9901157777. The health minister publicly announced the number on August 5 for people to directly inform or get doubts cleared with health officials.

But when DNA called this number on Tuesday afternoon, one of Sriramulu’s eight officials, who refused to identify himself, said “Most callers complain of private hospitals charging excessively and about inadequate treatment there. But we are helpless as we have neither tie-ups with nor information coming from private hospitals.”

Sriramulu’s “call centre’s” biggest problem is taking action based on a tsunami of verbal accusations by callers against private hospitals. The officials confirmed to DNA that they receive at least 800 calls every day, mostly from Chamarajanagar, Udupi, Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore.

“If found credible, we report the callers’ cases to the respective health officers in the districts or wards,” said another official, who admitted it was getting out of control.

They also said callers arbitrarily reported deaths as “dengue deaths” even before the cases were confirmed. This also posed problems for them to assess which ones to report to health officers.

“Last week, a 70-year-old manfrom Hospet died and the villagers said it was dengue. We found that the man had died due to kidney failure,” said an official. “We first speak to the doctors and confirm whether it is dengue with the NIV, which again takes time.”

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Sriramulu Rail link proposed for Bangalore international airport

A BOT-based dedicated rail link is among three high-speed accesses that have been proposed to connect the city to the greenfield international airport at Devanahalli, according to State authorities.

The dedicated rail line could run from Byappanahalli in the east of Bangalore to right below the airport’s parking lot covering a distance of around 35 km towards Bangalore’s north.

A Cabinet note is in circulation and may go before the State Cabinet this month, according to Mr Vinay Kumar, Principal Secretary, Infrastructure Development. All the three are actively being looked into, he said.

The area regulator, the Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority, has also proposed an expressway. Its alignment, grade separation option, financing and mode of implementation are also being processed.

The airport project, which has been re-assessed at Rs 1,930 crore after a Rs 5,18-crore expanded redesign, is coming up off the NH4. The road is the only present access to the airport and NHAI is also undertaking a trumpet-shaped flyover from NH4 to bypass an existing railway line. Bids have been invited for the trumpet flyover.

Passenger Traffic

In a presentation to the visiting Karnataka Tourism Minister, Mr B. Sriramulu, the CEO of airport company BIAL, Mr Albert Brunner, said within two years of its opening, the airport was conservatively expected to have passenger traffic of 8.5 million by 2010 as per a 2005 study.

This was the earlier forecast for 2020.

The airport is slated for opening in April 2008 and nearly 25 per cent of the work is on at the site.

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B sriramulu Oldage Social Services And Charity

I never aimed for success, I just did what I love the most- serving the poor and I believed in it, Success just happened during this process’, Says B Sriramulu.  ‘Achievement is the by-product of hard work. I never stepped away from the path I have chosen.

I wanted to be a representative of People, an Advocate to their problems, a leader they can rely on and for all this to happen I never worked from my Brain but have worked from my heart. I have seen people suffering right from my childhood days and as a kid I always felt that if God gave me a wish then I would wish for the welfare of the people.

As I grew up I saw God everywhere, in every man and woman and child and then I knew that God has granted me that ‘wish’. I chose to become their leader in order to lead them towards better living conditions. The people granted me the wish I always wanted. No man is honored for what he receives – Post, Stature, and power etc but for what He gives – Compassion to his fellow human beings, working towards their welfare and being passionate about what to give next’, says Sriramulu emotionally.

‘Today if you feel that I am honoured with this Ministry and Power you are mistaken, I am honoured with the Love people shower me where ever I go. And I am their servant whose job is to see that they are happy and I will continue to be that way till the last breath I take’, says BSR, the man of the Masses. With a view to serve people who are disabled and underprivileged, B Sriramulu founded a charitable organization which goes by the name Vishwa Bharathi Kalaniketan and Education Society. Vishwa Bharathi Kalaniketan and Education Society was registered on October 27th 1992. This is a parent organization under which a lot of charitable trusts are operating.

1.In the year 1995 B Sriramulu started G Chenga Reddy Mentally Retarted Children School.

2.In 2004, He entered into an MOU with the Government and adopted the District Physically Handicapped Rehabilitation Centre.

3.B Sriramulu with a view to cater to the senior citizens started G Rukminamma Chenga Reddy Old Age Home.

4.Sriramulu then widened his charitable arms and started the ‘Citizen Help Desk’ at the District Hospitals of Bellary, Gadag, Chitradurga and Davangere. Under these various wings B Sriramulu initiated a number of Humanitarian services.

The notable ones being – Health Camps He is instrumental in conducting Health Camps at Bellary and Gadag.  These Health Camps are incepted with a view to offer medical screening for problems related to Eye, Ear, Dental, Heart, Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Free Cataract and Ear Drum Surgeries are performed free of cost. Free Hearing aids and Spectacles are distributed along with the distribution of Free Medicines. Distribution of Aids and Appliances B Sriramulu initiated free medical camps for Ear Screening and distribution of Hearing Aids.

He initiated the Artificial Limb Camp to cater to the needs of physically challenged people. B Sriramulu is synonymous with the distribution of Tricycles, Wheel Chairs, Calipers, Crutches, Walkers, Braille Slates, White Canes for the Blind and MR learning kits at various charitable functions. Public Awareness Programmes in Rural Areas B Sriramulu believes that information is a tool. He sees to it that information is reaching to the common man on various benefits and schemes they are entitled to.

He initiated various programmes on Polio Awareness and the Pulse Polio camps.

He is instrumental in holding public meetings at rural areas with a view to introduce various Rehabilitation Services undertaken by the government.

He attends Janaspandana Programmes regularly to know the problems of the people as well as to educate them on various Benefits and Schemes the Government comes out with.

Mentally Retarted Children Facility

The G Chenga Reddy Mentally Retarted Children School boasts of a state of the art training faculty. It caters to children aged between 6-15 years. The syllabus offered there is Need Based.

At the special Olympics conducted in Udipi In the year 2004, for the physically and mentally disabled people, 12 students participated and created history by bagging 2 Gold medals for running, 4 silver and 3 Bronze medals.

There was active participation from the inmates of this school at the state level Janapadothsava Programme conducted at Mangalore.

Under B Sriramulu’s supervision many Blood Donation Camps were conducted.

Till Date over 8000 people were the beneficiaries of the Aids and Appliances distributed by B Sriramulu.

In Bellary and Chikmagulur Districts, over 2800 students were distributed with Aids and Appliances under the ‘sarva shiksha abhiyana’ Scheme.

The Beneficiaries are not only from Bellary but from the entire northern part of Karnataka, From Ananthapur and Gunthakal in Andhra Pradesh and even from Bihar and Tamil Nadu.

World Disabled Day which falls on December 3rd is celebrated with fervor at the Old Age home and Orphanage run by b Sriramulu.

Senior Citizens Day is celebrated at the G Rukminamma Chenga Reddy Old age home every year on October 1st.

Round the clock Medical Supervision, Free Food and Clothes, bhajana mandir, Krishna mandira for Meditation are the notable features of the Old Age Home.

B Sriramulu personally felicitates any Senior Citizen who has crossed 100 years of life.

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Drawing attention:Health Minister B. Sriramulu speaking at ‘Nimmondige Naavu’ in Bellary on Sunday.

BELLARY: The majority of roads are in dreadful condition, work on building residential schools is not progressing, several lift irrigation schemes are yet to make headway while others are defunct, illegal sand extraction is taking place, and fertilizer is being sold in black.

These were just some of the issues raised at ‘Nimmondige Naavu’, a mass contact programme held by district in-charge Minister G. Janardhan Reddy in Bellary on Sunday.

Interestingly, it was not the people from Bellary (Rural) Assembly constituency who raised these issues but Health Minister B. Sriramulu, who represents the constituency. He appealed to Mr. Reddy to take action to address these problems at the earliest.

“It has been over two years since you laid the foundation stone for the residential school at Moka village. But till today the work has not progressed. The state of the bridges that were washed away in the flash floods last year and after the recent heavy rain has remained the same, causing a lot of inconvenience to people in Rupanagudi. Kindly look into the matter and take steps to see that the works are completed soon,” Mr. Sriramulu said.

Mr. Sriramulu also pointed out that sand extraction from the Hagari was going on unchecked and apprehended that it would affect the bridges. According to him, illegal sand extraction was rampant in these areas.

He also said that urea was being sold in black by fertilizer dealers and nothing was being done to prevent it.

Mr. Sriramulu expressed concern over the inordinate delay in completing some long-pending lift irrigation projects in D. Nagenahalli, Yalpi-Kaggal, Jalibenchi, Benakal, Tambralli.

He added that some lift irrigation schemes that were commissioned had become defunct.

He pointed out that works worth Rs. 48 crore had been taken up under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act but only Rs. 11 crore had been released.

“Several pilot projects are being implemented in Bellary and people are bearing the brunt of the experiment. Therefore, ensure that no new pilot project is sanctioned to Bellary,” he said. Mr. Reddy instructed the Joint Director of Agriculture to immediately raid fertilizer shops which were selling urea in black and book cases against the persons involved.

Deputy Commissioner B. Shivappa took exception to the officials of the Agriculture and Health departments for not bringing the issues of black marketing of fertilizer and upgrading of hospitals in rural areas to his notice. ‘It is unfortunate that officials do not inform us about such developments and we are forced to cut a sorry figure before the Ministers, that too, in front of the public,” he said and added that the district administration would extend all cooperation.

J. Shantha, MP and Mrutyunjaya Jinaga, MLC, also spoke. ZP president N. Rudragouda and vice-president Manjamma were present.

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Hard working

I totally disagree with Narasimha Murthy’s statement, from what I have heard Sriramulu B is very patriotic, dedicated, hard working and people loving person raised from poor family and understands difficulties of poor and middle class family. Some one has to see his work very closely, I heard and read that he has performed numerous free marriages for poor people, he does “Anna Dana” and helps lot of people who are in need.

If government bureaucrats coordinate with him and his group, he will perform tremendous work for Bellary district, which he tried when he was a district in charge minister of Bellary, but unfortunately he was transferred to Gadag for some bad political reasons,I heard he has done a great job in Gadag.

Also, talking about BJP, this is the only party available now which has no family influence like Congress I and JD Secular (which I think are Family owned parties).BJP was built with good people with good ethics and good principles, we hade never given them total power till now.

I strongly think we should all vote for Sriramulu.B and BJP to give them a chance to serve our wonderful state “The Karnataka”.

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