Belagavi: The joint legislature committee for rules has recommended that the government set up panels for addressing issues related to land, water, language and revenue collection of the state government.
In its interim report, tabled in the Assembly on Monday, the committee has advised setting up of one panel to safeguard land, water and the official language of the state and another committee for revenue. “There has been frequent hue and cry over issues of land grab, lake encroachment and river disputes over the last several years. The proposed committees may be formed to find ways to protect government land, river water and the state’s official language,” the report, which was tabled by senior member of joint rules committee Kimmane Ratnakar said.
The proposed committee would be headed by the council chairman and will have 19 members, who will be elected by the House by means of a single transferable vote.
The joint rules committee headed by BJP member Ramachandra Gowda said the committee on revenue would be asked to examine the revenue collection from various government departments and see whether the collection is as expected and in tune with the state budget.
The committee will also make recommendations on ways to augment the state's revenue and ensure that loans and the interest thereupon availed by the state government from various sources is of the desired level.