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The News Minute | March 2, 2015 | 12.40 pm IST The Karnataka government is likely to recommend Raichur as the location of the IIT sanctioned for the state by the union government in the last budget. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met with a delegation led by fellow Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge at his office in his official residence Krishna, and assured the delegation that the state government would recommend Raichur as the location for the IIT.  Raichur is located in the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region of the northern part of the state. He said that he would not recommend Mysuru and was personally in favour of the premier tech institute being set up in Raichur,  which is around 180 km from the nearest international airport, and 5 km from the Raichur Thermal Power Station.  The demand for an IIT for the state is around 18 years old, with several names being proposed as possible locations for the institute at different points of time. So far there have been a total of six locations including Raichur for the IIT which has finally materialized. The other locations are Belagavi, Bengaluru, Dharwad, Chikkaballapur, Mysuru. Read: It seems just about every district in Karnataka wants the sanctioned IIT

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