Mysuru: It was Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's way of reaching out to people and now Janata Dal (Secular) leader and tourism minister, Sa Ra Mahesh too has begun holding “grama vasthavyas” or village stays.
On Friday he spent the night in Bettahalli village in his KR Nagar constituency, dining at the home of Sheegavaalu gram panchayat member, Umesh and staying overnight there as well.
Earlier in the day he interacted with people of Kulumehosuru and Bettahalli with a team of officers of the district administration led by Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Shankar, Zilla Panchayat CEO Jyothi and Superintendent of Police Amit Singh.
On Saturday Mr Mahesh held another public interaction at Maluganahalli to hear the grievances of the people and directed the officers present to tackle them in a stipulated time. It was his sixth grama vasthavya.
The minister informed the people that there were plans to establish a residential school at a cost of Rs 20 crore in the region and Rs 6 crore had been sanctioned to repair roads in the area.
He said that a new health care centre, and a community hall would be built in the village and assured that the village school building would be repaired and its vacant teacher’s posts filled.