MP requests Union Education Minister for KV in Govindarajanagar
Noting that many residents of Bengaluru South are Central government employees but their children are forced to attend Kendriya Vidyalayas in other parts of Bengaluru, MP Tejasvi Surya has requested Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to establish a Kendriya Vidyalaya in Govindarajanagar assembly constituency.
“There is no Kendriya Vidyalaya in Bengaluru South, despite the offices of various public sector units like CPWD, Central Silk Board, BHEL and BEML being based there,” Surya said in a statement. “A KV in Govindarajanagar will benefit a huge number of children of Central government employees who reside at the CPWD quarters. Karnataka Housing Minister V Sommana, who is the MLA from Govindarajanagar, and I requested the Union Education Minister to sanction a KV,” he said.
‘Exempt Bangalore Rose onions from export ban’
Surya also requested Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal to exempt Bangalore Rose onions from the recent ban on export of onions. The variety is grown widely in Chikkaballapur, Kolar and Bengaluru Rural districts.
Surya met the Minister along with Kolar MP S Muniswamy in this connection.
“The Bangalore Rose onions are in demand only in Southeast Asian countries. There is negligible demand for the vegetable in India. About 90% of the produce, estimated to be around 60,000 tonnes every year, is earmarked for export. I requested Goyal to exempt this variety from the export ban,” Surya said.