Land has been identified for the proposed film city expected to be set up in Mysuru, according to district incharge minister V Sreenivasa Prasad, who is also the Revenue Minister.
The government, which was scouting for over 100 acres as a single stretch to establish the film city, has identified land for the film city at Ratnagiri in Hunsur taluk, he said on Monday and added: “I have already spoken to Hunsur MLA Manjunath in this regard.”
The government had earlier toyed with the idea of setting up the Film City near Kadakola.
Prasad, who was speaking to reporters, reiterated the government’s resolve to set up the film city in the district that will serve as a one-stop destination for film-making.
Addressing a gathering of Revenue Department employees after releasing a calendar and a diary brought out by the Mysuru Taluk Village Accountants’ Association, the minister said, he was trying hard to overcome the legal hurdles the state government was facing with regard to
regularisation of services of village revenue assistants.
Citing a Supreme Court order, which, he said, was coming in the way of the process, Prasad said he had discussed the matter with the Advocate General and officials of the Law Department. About 1,000 village revenue assistants were discharging their duties for an honorarium of only Rs 7,000 per month, he said, adding the state government would regularise their services.
Meanwhile, he said recruitment to the posts of village accountants had begun attracting meritorious candidates after the recruitment process was streamlined.
Deputy Commissioner C Shikha added that the cut-off for recruitment the last time was 91 per cent in the II PUC examination. The educational qualification required for recruitment to the post of village accountant is 12th standard or equivalent from a recognised board.
Referring to the resolve of the government to have a common graveyard in villages for members of all castes and communities, the minister said all Deputy Commissioners have been asked to declare the existing burial grounds and crematoria in villages as government graveyards if there is no objection from the residents on using a common facility.
The government will provide common graveyards with all facilities, including borewell water, fencing and maintenance through the local bodies, besides a shelter.
“If there is an objection, the deputy commissioners have been directed to acquire about two acres in the village for common government graveyard and provide all the necessary facilities,” he said.