Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), February 6, 2005: The union and the state Governments have released a sum of Rs. 100 crores towards the mahamasthakabhishekha celebrations of Lord Bahuali. Swastisri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Maharaj the pontiff of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt informed this at a meeting organised to review the progress of the various sub committees. He said that these funds would be utilised towards the developmental projects at Shravanabelagola and Hassan district. Further he listed the following programmes for which the funds have been allocated: second stage of the Yatri Nivas (1 crore), extension of the V.V.I.P. guest houses (1 crore), developmental works of the rural roads (5 crores), renovation of the hospitals at Shravanabelagola and Channarayapatna (2 crores), repair of the roads and drainages of Shravanabelagola, construction of sulabh bath houses(2 crores), development of various state highways and others. He also said that funds would be utilised for the overall development of Hassan district. Further fe said special emphasis would be paid towards the development of all tourist places in Karnataka. Presidents, conveners and members of various committees were present and they exchanged their views about the developmental works. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)