Colourful Rajyotsava celebration in DK district

State to be slum-free in next five years: Palemar

Colourful Rajyotsava celebration in DK district

 
A troupe performing cultural programmes at Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations, at Nehru Maidan on Monday. DH photoHoisting the national flag and receiving the guard of honour at the Rajyotsava celebration at Nehru Maidan Mangalore, District incharge Minister Krishna J Palemar said that  target has been set to construct  1,000 houses in every Assembly constituency under Basava Indira Residential Schemes this year for those dwelling in huts in rural area. The project aims at making Karnataka a slum-free state in next 5 years.

He said that district has been marching constantly towards progress and implementation of various projects has been satisfactory in the district.

A total of Rs 18.49 crore has been spent for providing rural road connectivity, Rs 40.82 crore for rural drinking water, toilets have been constructed for 319 primary schools in the district and 2,477 puerperal women have been given with ‘madilu’ kits during 2010-11. There are as many as  18 ‘Arogya kavacha’ 108 ambulances. A target of Rs 2.91 crore has been set under Swarna Jayanthi Swarozgar Yojana and a sum of Rs 67 lakh has been released to 170 Self Help Groups so far.

As far as housing schemes are concerned, Palemar said that a total of 4,695 families in rural area and 3,676 families in urban areas have been provided with housing facilities. A total of 50,510 families have been given with title deeds for housing sites in the district.
A total of 7,398 beneficiaries have availed benefits of Sandhya Suraksha, old age pension, disability pension and various other social security schemes.

March past by police band, DAR, Civil Police, traffic police, Home Guards, Fire police, NCC, Bharath Seva Dal and others was followed by a cultural extravaganza by the students from various schools. Students danced to the tunes of various patriotic songs enthralling the audience. As many as 43 achievers in various fields from the district were felicitated during the programme. The programme started with a grand procession from Jyothi circle in which various cultural troupes performed spreading the fragrance of tuluva tradition.

Rajyotsava award

As many as six  people from the district will receive the State award this year. They are Devadas Kapikad (theatre), K Gopalkrishna Bhat (Yakshagana), Dr Mithra Hegde (medicine), Dr Rudrappa (naturopathy), Basti Vaman Shenoy (contribution for growth of Konkani language) and head of educational institutions, entrepreneur and VHP leader Prof M B Puranik.

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