"The Science City, which will come up at a cost of Rs 200 crore, will emerge as the biggest city in south India,” K'taka Deputy CM G Parameshwara said.

Science City to come up in Mysuru in 5 years proposal submitted to Centre
news Project Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 08:03

In order to boost the prospects of Mysuru as a tourist hub further, the Centre and state governments will soon come up with a Science City.

Speaking about the project, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said Sri Suttur Math has offered 25-acre land for the project and a proposal has been submitted to the Centre seeking approval.

“The Union Government has introduced an initiative to set up a Science City in every state and in this regard, it has been proposed to set up a Science City in Mysuru. The Science City, which will come up at a cost of Rs 200 crore, will emerge as the biggest city in south India,” he said. 

The construction expense will be shared equally by the State and Union government. 

“Mysuru already attracts tourists in large numbers. Science City in Mysuru will be beneficial to the city. The city will have earth galaxy, solar system and others that will attract students too,” he added. 

The construction is expected to be completed in five years but efforts will be made to finish the construction in three years, the minister said.

Reflecting that children of this age are keen on becoming doctors or engineers, Parameshwara said this interest is not the same when it comes to science. To inculcate an interest in science in students, science centres are being set up in every district. The works have been initiated in Mangaluru and Davanagere. The works will commence in rest of the 19 districts as well.  

The minister also lauded the efforts of Sri Suttur Math, which runs more than 200 educational institutions, for offering their land for the science city.

On the same day, the Deputy CM also met farmers in Mandya who were protesting for water to be released from Cauvery and Hemavati in the districts’ canals.

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