Members grill Babus over borewell scam

The members Puttaiah, Nagendra Kumar, Manjunath and others sought details and claimed that the records had been tampered in regard to depth of borewell as well as total length of pipes used.

Chief Executive Officer Jayaram promised of stern action against officials if they are found guilty of furnishing wrong information and also cheated while producing the bills.

He requested the members to provide genuine information on irregularities as more than 3,500 borewells have been sunk in the district to solve the drinking water crisis.

Member Puttaiah claimed that the borwells in their constituency have failed as the poor quality of pipes with less diameter has been used.

Nagendra Kumar said that it is the responsibility of the officials to check the working condition of the borewells. ‘ What is the use of spending lakhs of rupees by ZP if the borewells fail to yield water’, he questioned.

Jayaram assured that within the next few days, the members would be sent the information on the depth of the borewell and also on the pipes used.

Meanwhile, the JD(S) members were absent as part of their non-cooperation movement against the incumbent president Leelavathy Jayaram. They alleged that the president has failed to take the members into confidence and also demanded her resignation.

The ZP meeting was convened on September 30 but was postponed due to various reasons. Meanwhile, the rumours are rife that ZP president has resigned from her post, according to sources from JD(S).

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