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February 2014

ಕೊಳಗೇರಿ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಭೂಮಿ ಹಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಸಕರ್ಾರ ನೀಡಲಿ ನಿಡುಮಾಮಿಡಿ ಶ್ರೀ

Imageಸ್ಲಂ ಜನಾಂದೋಲನಾ -ಕನರ್ಾಟಕದಿಂದ ಇಂದು ನಗರದ ರೈಲೈ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದಿಂದ ನಗರವಂಚಿತ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಸ್ವಾಧಿಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಭೂಮಿ ಹಕ್ಕಿಗಾಗಿ ನೆಡೆದ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನಾ ರ್ಯಾಲಿಗೆ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದ ನಿಡುಮಾಮಿಡಿ ಮಾನವ ಧರ್ಮಪೀಠದ ಶ್ರೀ ವೀರಭದ್ರ ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಗಳು ಇಂದು ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳ ನಾಶದ ಮೇಲೆ ನಗರೀಕರಣ ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದು ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿನ ಜಾತಿ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಮತ್ತು ದೌರ್ಜನ್ಯದಿಂದಾಗಿ ಭೂಹೀನರು ಉದೋಗ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ನಗರಗಳಿಗೆ ವಲಸೆ ಬರುತ್ತಿದ್ದು ಕನಿಷ್ಠ ಜೀವನ ಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕೊಳಗೇರಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬದುಕು ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸಿದ್ದಾರಾಮಯ್ಯನವರು ಬಡವರ ಹೋರಾಟದಿಂದಲೇ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಯಾದವರು ಅವರಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಕೋರಿಕೆ. ಸಕರ್ಾರ ಜನಾರ್ಕಷಿತ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಜಾರಿಗೆ ತರುತ್ತಿದೆಯಾದರು ಇಂದು ವಂಚಿತ ಮತ್ತು ಶೋಷಿತ ಜನರುನ್ನು ತಲುಪಲು ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಅಡೆ ತಡೆಗಳು ಇರುವುದರಿಂದ್ದ  ಬಡವರ ವಿಮೋಚನೆ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಜನರಪರವಾದ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಜಾರಿಗೆ ತರಬೇಕು. ಜನಾರ್ಕಷಿತ ಮತ್ತು ಜನಪರ ಈ ಎರಡಕ್ಕೂ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸವಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳು ಅರ್ಥಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. 

ನಾವು ಇಂದು ಎರಡು ಭಾರತವನ್ನು ನೋಡುತ್ತಿದೇವೆ ಭಾರತ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂಡಿಯಾ,  ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಇಂದು ಅತಿವೇಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾನವ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಲೆ ಇಲ್ಲ ಸಂಪತ್ತೆಲ್ಲ ಕೆಲವೇ ಜನರ ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದು ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಜನರಲ್ಲಿ ಕನಿಷ್ಠ ಮನುಷ್ಯ ವಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾದ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಗಳಿಲ್ಲದೇ ಬದುಕುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸ್ಲಂ ಜನರ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಗಳು ನ್ಯಾಯಸಮ್ಮತವಾಗಿದ್ದು ಸ್ಲಂ ನಿವಾಸಿಗಳ ಏಕೈಕ ಸಂಘಟನೆಯಾಗಿರುವ ಸ್ಲಂ ಜನಾಂದೋಲನಾ ಸಕರ್ಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಇಟ್ಟುರುವ ಹಕ್ಕೋತ್ತಾಯಗಳಾದ ನಗರದ ಭೂಮಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲು ಕೊಳಗೇರಿಗಳ ಸಮೀಕ್ಷೆ ಮತ್ತು ನಗತವಂಚಿತ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿಗೆ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ನ್ಯಾಯ ಸಬಲೀಕರಣ ಸಚಿವರ ನೇಮಕಕ್ಕೆ ನನ್ನ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾದ ಸಹಮತವಿದ್ದು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳು ಗಮನವಹಿಸಬೇಕು ಇಲ್ಲವಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊಳಗೇರಿ ಜನರೂಂದಿಗೆ ಮುಂದಿನ ಹೋರಾಟದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾನು ಧರಣಿ ಕುರಲು ಸಿದ್ದ ಎಂದರು. Image

Government  responsible for the miserable condition of slum dwellers; 30% of land resources will be allocated to slum dwellers and other urban deprived communities – Shri.Vinay Kumar Sorakke, Urban development Minister, Karnataka

 

The protest rally of Slum dwellers for land rights and a share in the state’s resources organized by Slum Janandolana Karnataka saw over 10,000 slum dwellers from all over Karnataka gather at Freedom Park. Shri. Channamalla Veerabhadra Swamiji inaugurated the rally and in his address to the people he raised some very pertinent questions about the current paradigm of urban development that we see before us. “The present urbanization comes as a result of the collapse of villages and village economy. True development should be one which enhances the capacities of the human resources, our people. Development today has resulted in an India driven by infrastructure development and a Bharath where people are still grappling with caste discrimination and oppression”. He also urged that the Chief Minister, should focus less on populist schemes and instead design policies and schemes that are pro-people as only that can ensure social justice for the deprived

Also present at the rally was The Urban Development Minister of Karnataka, Shri.Vinay Kumar Sorakke, who was directed by the Chief Minister to represent the government. Following the list of demands that were put forth by the Convenor of Slum Janandolana Karnataka, Shri.A.Narasimhamurthy, Mr.Sorakke had some very encouraging words to say. He admitted that the government assumed responsibility for the deplorable conditions of slum dwellers in the state. He also announced that all slums on government land which do not have Hakku Patra will be given Hakku Patras and will be made eligible to access basic services as per Sec 94CC of the Karnataka Land Revenue Act. He also announced that the Chief Minister will call for a meeting with Slum Janandolana Karnataka in the near future where important issues such as a thorough survey of slum dwellers and a ministry for social justice and empowerment for slum dwellers will be deliberated upon. He promised that there was no question of any slums in Karnataka being demolished. Most importantly he reassured that land to the tune of 30% would be reserved for slum dwellers and other urban deprived communities and the state would ensure the strict implementation of such regulations.

 Following Shri.Sorakke, various activists and progressive thinkers such as Former labour minister S.K.Kantha, Shri.Syed Mujeeb of CITU, Ahinda leader Shri. Murugarajendra Wodeyar, Dalit leader M.Narayana, Savitri Bai Phule Mahila Sangha Secretary Smt. Chandramma, Pourakarmika leader Shri. Narayan, DSS leader M.Jayanna, Prof.Y.J.Rajendra from PUCL, Shri. Babu Mathew from AAP Karnataka, SSD leader M.Venkataswamy, addressed the gathering and pledged their support to the cause of land rights and social justice for slum dwellers. 

 

 

More than 450 children from various age group came together at Uttarahalli lake to raise their voice for the revival of the lake in their vicinity

ImageUnited Way of Bengaluru (UWBe) an international NGO, as part of their “Wake the Lake” campaign along with the  Uttarahalli Magekere Walkers’ Association engaged children from different schools by conducting painting competition for various ages, education sessions and quizzes about lakes and organized fun events under “LITTLE LAKE KEEPERS” initiative.Image

The 13 teams from 11 cities did a verbal presentation on the condition of the road they chose during the course of project, proposed and implemented solutions along with jingles, slogans and skits.

 Teams had come up with creative solutions to the road they opted to fix in their community. Little champion of change and Bala Janaagraha mitras were felicitated during the event for their contributions during the course of program.

The eminent judges of the event were :

1, Dr.Bibhudutta Baral is a faculty of Information and Digital Design, National institute of Design

2, Dr.H.R.Shantharajanna, Superintending Engineer at KPWD

 3,Mala Ramadorai Chairperson Citi Academy for Special Education at Society for the Rehabilitation of Crippled Children

 The winners of the fest are :

 1.       Delhi public School, Ludhiana

2.       The Chanda Devi Saraf School, Nagpur

3.       Little Flower public school, BangaloreImage

‘ ICE CRÈME FESTIVAL’ @ Funjabi Tadka

ImageBe cool THIS winter … be a part of the innovative ice cream festival at The Funjabi Tadka We are bringing to you a unique ice cream festival at our outlets in Bangalore: (Form value mall 62, White field Main road Shop no 309,310,311 Bangalore 560066.) starting 24th January  to  2nd February.

Treat yourself to a lavish spread of ice creams in its various avatars served by us with a lot of thought and care. Dig into straight natural fruity flavor’s or ask for the chef’s special ice cream preparations. With options such a chocolate aur makai roti, narangi aur anjeer ,  nariyal aur tarbooz,gulabpatti and  chandan , you will be left wanting for more. Believe us when we say…Once you have been to this festival, deserts will never be the same again!

The 6th generation Kindle Paperwhite now available on Amazon.in and 250 retail outlets across India Over two million books available instantly

New Delhi, 04th February 2014:  Starting today, customers can buy the new advanced Kindle Paperwhite on www.amazon.in or at 250 retail outlets across India including Croma, Reliance Digital, E-Zone, and Vijay Sales stores located in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Pune.ImageWeighing only 206 grams, the new Kindle Paperwhite offers customers a vast collection of books at high-quality display technology, all-new reading features, faster speed, and a stronger battery backup. The Wi-Fi enabled Kindle Paperwhite is priced at Rs. 10,999 while the Wi-Fi + 3G version is priced at Rs. 13,999.

 

Kindle has been the best-selling e-reader in the world for the last six years, and the advanced model packs better features into the device, further improving user experience. The features of the new Kindle Paperwhite make it a great learning tool for kids, a traveler’s best companion and a book-lovers in-house library, the New Kindle Paperwhite offers all that a reader would want in an e-reader.

Financial Results for the Quarter /Nine months ended 31st December 2013

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The Board of Directors of Vijaya Bank today approved the working results of the Bank for the quarter/nine months ended 31st December 2013 which were subjected to Limited Review.

 

 

Q3 HIGHLIGHTS(Y-o-Y)

 

Total business reached an all time high level of

 Rs.187935 crore

 

Deposits up by 29%

Advances  up by 12%

Total income up by 22%

Gross NPA at 2.67%

Net NPA at 1.57%

Provision coverage ratio at 66.08%

 

 

Business

v  B Business grew by 22%(YoY) from Rs. 154320 cr for the period ended December 31, 2012 to Rs.187935 cr for the period ended December 31, 2013.

v        Deposits increased from Rs.89315 cr as on December 31, 2012 to Rs. 114835 cr as on December 31, 2013 registering a growth of 29%(YoY).

v        Advances increased from Rs.65005 cr as on December 31, 2012 to Rs. 73100 cr as on December 31, 2013, up by 12%(YoY).

 

v  O Of the Advances,

o   Priority Sector advances increased to Rs.22008 cr, up by 14%

o   MSME portfolio increased to Rs.12953 cr on December 31, 2013 registering a growth of 26%.

o   Retail advances increased to Rs.15090 cr as of 31.12.2013, up by 20%.

o   Advances to Weaker Section increased by 22% and Advances to Women beneficiaries increased by 11%.

 

Highlights of performance for Quarter ended December 31, 2013

 

*  Interest income on advances for 3 months period ended December 31, 2013 increased to Rs.1943 cr against Rs.1687 cr for 3 months period ended December 31,2012, up by 15%

*  Income on Investments increased to Rs.662 cr against Rs.538 cr registering a growth of 23%

*  Net Profit for the Quarter ended Dec’13 is Rs11.39 cr.

 

Highlights of performance  for Nine months ended December 31,2013

 

*  Total interest income for 9 months period ended December 31, 2013  increased to Rs.5711 cr against Rs.5025 cr for 9 months period ended December 31,2012, up by 14 %

*  Investment income increased to Rs.1894 cr against Rs.1591 cr as on December 31,2012, up by 19 %

*  Total Net Profit for 9 months period ended Dec’13 is Rs.280.07 cr

 

Asset Quality

 

*  Bank’s Gross NPA ratio improved to 2.67% on December 31, 2013 as compared to 2.91% as on December 31, 2012.

*  Net NPA ratio of the Bank improved to 1.57% as on December 31, 2013 from 1.71% as on December31, 2012.

*  Provision coverage ratio improved to 66.08%.

 

Capital Adequacy

 

*  The Bank has received additional capital aggregating to Rs.250 cr from Govt of India in December, 2013.  The Bank has also raised Tier II bonds of Rs.250.00 cr in December, 2013.

*  The Bank is in the process of converting the Perpetual Non-Cumulative Shares aggregating to Rs.1200 cr held by Govt of India into equity capital to improve the Common Equity Tier I capital.

*  Capital to risk weighted assets ratio is at 10.78 %( Basel III) with Tier I ratio at 8.11% and Tier II ratio at 2.67%.

*  CRAR of the bank is  above the minimum stipulated level of 9%.

 

Branch Expansion

 

*  Total number of branches increased to 1500 as on 31.12.2013. 

*  Total number of ATMs also reached 1500 taking Branch / ATM ratio to 1:1

 

Financial Inclusion

 

#  Under Financial Inclusion, the Bank covered all the allotted 378 villages with above 2000 population by March 2012. 

#  Out of allotted 2278 villages below 2000 population planned for coverage by March 2014, the Bank has already covered 2124 villages. Remaining 146 villages are being covered with 86 BCAs by March 2014.  The Bank is presently having 715 BCAs.

 

  Guidance March 2014

*  Bank aims to reach a business level of Rs.2,00,000 crore with a deposit target of Rs. 1,20,000 crore and advance target of      Rs. 80,000 crore.

*  To concentrate on Retail Credit, MSME, Priority Sector and CASA for improving the bottom line and core earnings.

*  Increased focus on fee based income by increasing the non-fund based business.

*  Continue to monitor the advance portfolio of the Bank closely for arresting fresh delinquencies and also to improve the gross and net NPA ratios further.

*  Target more recoveries in NPA /written off accounts.

 

FEDERATION OF ALL INDIA HANDLOOM ORGANISATIONS

Government of Karnataka has agreed to fulfill the demands of Handloom Weavers. Government of Karnataka  has stated that powerlooms shall not be introduced in the traditional handloom clusters and Handloom Reservation Act will be enforced effectively.  Government has invited  handloom weavers representatives for discussion on the financial demands of handloom weavers and various handloom schemes. A delegation will go to Delhi to discuss about various schemes of central Government.

    In the background of all these developments,  Karnataka Unit of the Federation of All India Handloom Organisations have decided to defer the Handloom Satyagraha in Karnataka and to end the hunger strike.  The Satyagraha shall continue in other States of India.

  Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri Siddaramaiah,  Hon’ble Minister for textiles  Shri Babu Rao Chinchansur, and officers of handloom and textile department, are to be congratulated for  responding positively to the demands of handloom weavers. Various organisations of weavers, workers and farmers, writers, artists, social activists and handloom consumers have joined hands and are responsible for the success of  Satyagraha.  The federation is grateful to all of them.

 

 

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