BANGALORE: Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) Education Society of Dharmasthala has decided to establish a super speciality hospital on 25 acres of land at Mummigatti village (on Dharwad-Belgaum Road) in Dharwad district with an investment of Rs. 125 crore.
The society runs 44 educational institutions in various parts of the State.
The society, headed by D. Veerendra Heggade, runs the SDM Dental Hospital and SDM Medical Hospital in Dharwad.
Sources in the Commerce and Industries Department told The Hindu that the State High Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC) meeting, chaired by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Wednesday, approved the society’s proposal.
The super speciality hospital would have a postgraduate centre, a research centre, and an administrative and academic building. It would provide employment to 700 people.
The SHLCC resolved to recommend the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) to allot 25 acres of land at Mummigatti.
The promoter has to establish rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge facilities and must conduct annual water audit. It has to obtain environment clearance from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and the Environment and Forest Department. It should also take all statutory and other necessary clearances, including those from the Central Government, and inform the progress in implementation of the project regularly to the Commence and Industries Department.