Action team on potable water proposed

Kolar ZP review meeting deals with incomplete work and rent of hostels

The authorities should be informed of such unhealthy consumption before people are harmed, he said and added it is ironic that information on ill-health of people is got only through the media. Therefore, authorities should seriously work towards getting better information about the condition of the health of the people in the district.

The executive officers of Taluk Panchayats should take the assistance of tahsildars to form the action forces consisting of government doctors, child welfare officers and assistant executive engineers. The teams should visit villages and inspect the conditions there, the CEO said.

Quality test

Anganwadi workers, headmasters, headmistresses, gram panchayat secretaries and gangmen, who have been trained by the Zilla Panchayat to test the purity of water, should compulsorily collect water from every source and send the samples to the district laboratories. This work should begin from November 20. Serious action will be taken against people who fail to abide by the order, Lakshminarayana warned.

He reminded that all district-level officers had been instructed to compulsorily be present for department visits. Also, they had been told to pay regular visits to hospitals and student hostels.

However, no officer has followed the instructions. Therefore, a record of the visits should be presented at the next meeting, he demanded.

Dissatisfied

ZP President Mangamma expressed dissatisfaction about the repair work of the Nachiketa students’ hostel building remaining incomplete even after a year.

She demanded that a notice be issued to the Women and Child Welfare Department vice-president, who had absented herself from the review meeting without having informed earlier.

There had been cases of malaria in three Primary Health Centres in Mulbagal, although it had subsided later. All hospitals, the 59 Primary Health Centres would be provided the necessary drugs by Friday evening, said District Health Officer Dr Ramesh.

Hostel buildings

The rent for the student hostel buildings run by the Social Welfare Department has not been fixed since 2005.

Also, although government buildings have already been constructed, the hostels have not been shifted to the new buildings, complained officer Prahlad Gowda.

The rent for two student hostel buildings in Mulbagal has not been fixed. Students vacated the hostels in 2007-08 complaining of lack of proper facilities. But since the buildings have not been handed over to the owners, as much as Rs 18 lakh has to be paid as rent, he said.

The Kolar branch of the Social Welfare Department lacks a building of its own, he added.
A warrant has been issued by the court to arrest the district officer of the Department on grounds of misuse of funds. This has created further problems for the Department, said Prahlad Gowda, who is the current officer of the Department.

Food supply

The commissioner of the Social Welfare Department ordered that food provisions for six months be supplied at once. Therefore, the supplies have been kept in the godowns.

However, neither the Department nor the hostel wardens are collecting the food grains from the godowns. “This is the reason for shortage of food supply, and not any mistake on our part,” explained Srinivas, deputy director of Department of Food Supplies.
Zilla Panchayat vice-president Naveeda Khan and assistant secretary Venkataramana were present for the meeting.

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