Addressing the District Vigilance Committee meet on Tuesday, he said that the programmes are made by the Government for the people. All the programmes will fall meaningless if it does not reach the people on time. It is the responsibility of the officials and elected representatives to work for the success of the schemes.
Committee Member T P Ramesh said that the topography of Kodagu is the main reason for slow progress of the programme. “In this regard, the Central government must be pressurised to make necessary changes to the rules to make the scheme suit the region,” he said. The MP said that he would bring the issue to the notice of the Centre.
Member B S Thammaiah alleged that there are many misappropriations happening at the GP level under the scheme. He said that to avoid misuse of funds, the list of ongoing works must be put up outside all the GPs.
The MP said that in case there is any misappropriation, Taluk Panchayat Executive Officer will be held responsible for the same. ZP CEO should ensure that there is no misuse of funds. Responding to the same, CEO A B Ibrahim said that last year a total of Rs 14 crore was spent in the district. This year an action plan of Rs 107 crore has been prepared, of which Rs 54 crore has been sanctioned.
Forest officials’ meet
Virajpet Taluk Panchayat President Saritha Poonacha alleged that tribals are not being given title deeds for the lands that they have been living on. The MP said that a forest officials meet will be held at Nagarahole haadi in presence of the Deputy Commissioner soon.
B S Thammaiah alleged that inquiry has not been conducted properly into the misappropriation in Nagpur orange sapling distribution. To this, Vishwanath promised to write a letter to Chief Secretary and the higher ups of Horticulture Department.