Don't expect overnight solutions to problems, MLA tells constituents

MLA K P Bachegowda speaks at the Janaspandana programme organised at Mandikal in Chikkaballapur recently. DH photo

He was speaking at a Janaspandana programme organised at Mandikal in the taluk.
Legislators, cutting across party lines, are known to mouth assurances to people during grievance meetings and poll campaign. However, only a few dare to accept and voice the reality.

Bachegowda, in contrast, deviated from the usual promises and even advised the residents of the village not to expect overnight solutions to their problem as they take lot of time.

‘Efforts will be made’

Receiving the grievances, he said efforts would be made to set right the problems presented. “However, one cannot promise that the problems will be solved in a short time,” he added.

For the overall development of Mandikal hobli, which is backward, work is being taken up in phases, he said and added that emphasis was on construction of connecting roads in the rural areas.

The construction of houses for poor was stalled three years ago, said Gowda.

“As many as 1,500 houses had been allotted under the Basava Indira Awas Scheme in the previous year. Another 1,500 houses will be allotted this year. The houses will replace all the huts in the district,” he added. Plots will also be distributed to the poor.

Suvarna Bhoomi Scheme

Thousands of applications have been received under the Suvarna Bhoomi Scheme. The beneficiaries will be elected through draw of lots. “But, under no circumstance should they misuse the funds given under the scheme,” he warned.

Taluk Panchayat president Venkataramanappa said officers should visit villages to learn about the problems faced by the residents.

This would also help them in solving the problems better. It is also their responsibility to instill confidence among the residents who are depressed and have lost faith in the government machinery.

Department promises

Officers from the Department of Agriculture said that quality seeds of the Tur and Groundnuts crops, along with equipment, would be distributed to farmers.

The officers of the Department of Women and Child Welfare briefed people about the benefits and how to avail the Bhagyalakshmi Bonds.

Taluk Panchayat president Manjula, Executive Officer Sriram Reddy, Deputy Tahsildar Dwarakanath, Gram Panchayat president Lakshminarasimha, GP former president Jayamma and others were present on the occasion.

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