In a press release issued by the District in Charge and Forest Minister C.H. Vijayashankar it was stated that Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had directed the Finance Department to release Rs. 22.25 crores to take up various development works in Kodagu.
The Press release further stated that of the total amount, Rs. one crores will be spent on General Thimmaiah’s memorial, Rs. ten crores on road repair, Rs. five crores for Synthetic Turf at Ponnampet, Rs. twenty five lakhs for aero-bridge, between the district hospital and women and Children Hospital, Rs. one crore for the intensive care unit in the district hospital and Rs. five crores for the second phase development works.