Several schemes for the development of city would be included in the 2013-14 State Budget to be presented next month.

This was disclosed by District In-Charge Minister S.A. Ramdas to the media before participating in a programme organised at Rani Bahadur Auditorium in Manasa-gangotri here on Friday to seek suggestions and opinions for the coming State Budget from entrepreneurs and general public.

"About 1500 acre of land is being identified for establishing a new industrial area in city. An IT park is also in the offing. With the assistant of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre a Cancer Hospital will be set up at a cost of Rs. 60 crore at the premises of PKTB Sanatorium on KRS Road," said Ramdas.

Continuing Ramdas said that new Medical Colleges would be opened in Madikeri, Chamara-janagar, Chitradurga, Koppal, Haveri, Gadag and Tumkur districts. He assured that the State Budget would be presented without any hassles even if 10 to 13 BJP Legislators leave the party.

MCCI President Sudhakar S. Shetty sought changes in the tourism policies to aid development of city. He submitted a memorandum seeking abolition of entry tax for vehicles entering the city from outside the State, draw an action plan for comprehensive development of city and encourage local entrepreneurs along with rectifying irregularities at APMC yard.

Industrialist R. Guru sought constitution of Mysore Tourism Authority for developing tourism.

Mysore Paints and Varnish Company Chairman M.S. Krishnegowda, MIA President P. Vishwanath, Tax Consultants Association of India Mysore Branch President B.R. Bhat, He-bbal Industrial Area Co-op. Union Member Jayanth, MCCI member Achuth, Additional DC Naga Nayak, KEA Chairman S.D. Mahendra and others took part.