Bhagyalakshmi: 10,000 mothers to get sarees

CM to lay foundation for 11 development work to be taken up at a cost of Rs 24 crore

Addressing reporters here on Friday, Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda said that various development works will be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 24 crore in the district.

Yeddyurappa will lay the foundation for the development works at 2 pm on November 14 after distributing sarees to mothers under the Bhagyalakshmi scheme, he added.

21,823 beneficiaries

The DC said that a total of 21,823 beneficiaries have been identified under the Bhagyalakshmi scheme in the district. About 10,000 beneficiaries from various parts of the district will participate in the programme. As many as 3,000 beneficiaries from Chikmagalur taluk, 3,300 from Kadur, 200 from Koppa, 440 from N R Pura, 200 from Sringeri, 850 from Mudigere and 1,400 beneficiaries from Tarikere taluk will participate in the programme, he added.

A total of 171 buses will be arranged for the conveyance of beneficiaries from various parts of the district. Food will be served to beneficiaries at Muttavara, Sakharayapatna and Allmpura in the town, he said.

Buses from Mudigere will be parked at Bolarameshwara Temple premises, while parking facilities will be arranged for vehicles from Tarikere at Government PU College in Belur road. Buses from Kadur should park at the Kadur Club and all vehicles from Chikmagalur taluk should be parked at Chikmagalur KSRTC depot. Benficiaries should reach respective parking places after the programme, he added. Drinking water and milk for children will be arranged at the programme venue, he said adding that health check camp for the Bhagyalakshmi scheme beneficiary children will also be held as part of the programme.

In Mudigere

Mudigere Taluk Women and Child Welfare Officer Venkatesh said that Bhagyalakshmi scheme bonds were already distributed 1,555 beneficiaries in the talk.

He told reporters that a proposal was submitted to distribute bonds to 2,158 mothers. Bonds were distributed to 504 beneficiaries in 2006-07, 581 in 2007-08, 523 in 2008-09 and 540 beneficiaries in 2009-10. Bonds will be distributed to remaining applicants in the days to come, he added. 

He said that anganwadi workers, health and revenue department employees were assigned the job of bringing beneficiaries to the programme venue. The medical check of 1,310 beneficiary children was completed, he said adding that the CM will distribute sarees to five women from the taluk on November 14.

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