Udupi district successful in executing government schemes: District Secretary

Udupi district successful in executing government schemes: District Secretary

The achievement ratio is satisfactory as most of the programmes envisioned for the year 2010-11 have been carried out, according to the action plan.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, after chairing a district-level review meeting, he said the Zilla Panchayat is taking up minor irrigation projects to rejuvenate the existing rivulets and constructing new tanks at the cost of Rs 19.1 crore in the district.

Minor Irrigation Department has taken up as many as 138 works such as desilting,
development of tanks at the cost of Rs 5.8 crore. A total of Rs 25 crore has been released. Tenders have been invited. The officials have been directed to complete the work by the end of May.  

He said the State government has announced ‘Suvarna Bhoomi Yojane’ to help small and marginal farmers by providing a financial assistance of Rs 10,000 in two installments for agriculture and horticulture crops.

‘Suvarna Bhoomi’

The sectors that have been chosen under the programme to include agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and silk.

The target for agriculture sector in Udupi district is 8,571 and for horticulture is 4,176. The fund is allotted for inland fisheries project and as many as 386 fishermen can avail the benefits.

As many as six hostels including one SC/ST hostel and 5 BCM hostels are functioning in rented buildings and arrangements have been made for two hostels by identifying land to build own buildings. As many as 900 of 1,100 anganwadis are functioning in own buildings, he added.

To a query on coal based Udupi Power Corporation Limited, Jalaki said: “We have to balance development work and public problems. We need power and the government is sensitive towards people’s sufferings. However, we don’t have any immediate solutions to the existing problems. An independent committee comprising professors from MIT, Manipal and NITK, Surathkal has been set up to asses the damage and the present state of affairs. The committee is visiting the area during next week and will submit the report,” he added.

After the press meet, Jalaki visited Jilla Patrika Bhavana which is being constructed at Nayarkere near Brahmagiri. The government has released Rs 25 lakh for the building. The building is nearing completion.