Complete work on roads, MP tells NH, PWD staff

Complete work on roads, MP tells NH, PWD staff

Officials have failed to utilise rain funds, alleges Kateel

Speaking at district vigilance and monitoring committee meeting held here on Monday, he took the PWD officials to task for not completing the road works under last year’s fund meant to be utilised for rain damage.

He said a sum of Rs 15 lakh was given for undertaking work on Karnoor road. However, the work was of poor quality. The two kilometre road from Palthadi to Keyyar was fully damaged. Though the work on the Subramanya-Panja road was under progress no provision was made for storm water drains which would have allowed free flow of water.

He sought detailed report on the utilisation of funds within two days. Of Rs 1.5 crore released for taking up work related to last year’s rain damage, not much progress was made, Kateel said.

No regular teachers

Sullia Taluk Panchayat in-Charge EO Malleswamy said that four primary schools in Sullia taluk do not have regular teachers after the counselling for teachers transfer was held. The schools are at Bhoothakallu, Adikallu, Banadka and Kalpathabailu. However, the teachers from neighbouring schools have been deputed to these schools to carry out the day-to-day activities in the school, he added.

Mecsom ready

Mescom Executive Engineers of Mangalore and Puttur division said that every sub-station had a 15-member team to attend to any break down in power supply during monsoon. The electric poles, transformers and wires were available with the Mescom to undertake any emergency work.

 If there was any major breakdown, then it will be rectified within 24 hours, they said.
MGNREGS. The in-charge Zilla Panchayat CEO Shivarame Gowda said that the state has asked the Zilla Panchayats to revise the action plan under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Accordingly, the action plan for DK is Rs 18.46 crore. If the funds are utilised, then additional funds will be released, he added.

No Suphala

The nominated member Rajiv Rai said that there is shortage of Suphala in the district. To which, agriculture department Joint Director Padmaiah Naik said that only 50 per cent of the demand for SUphala is being supplied to the district. However, other required
fertilisers are kept in stock for the distribution.

He said the target is to cultivate paddy in 34,000 hectare in the district during kharif season. Last year, paddy was grown in 32,428 hectare. About 175 quintal paddy seeds have been distributed among the farmers during the season. The official from Horticulture informed the meeting that under National Horticulture Mission, the arecanut plantations which have been affected with yellow leaf disease can be revived by replanting the arecanut plants. A subsidy of Rs 15,000 per hectare will be given for replantation, he added.


Assistant Commissioner Prabhulinga Kavalikatti said that sites have been reserved in 58 Grams Panchayats to be distributed among the siteless. The report of the remaining gram panchayats will be submitted within 15 days.

Closed school reopens

Sullia Taluk Panchayat in-Charge EO Malleswamy said that a primary school at Kemmanaballi which was closed last year due to shortage ot students was been reopened this year. The school’s alumni Ananya had stood first in PUC in commerce stream in the state. Following her achievement, the villagers have come forward to reopen the school with a new teacher. As many as, nine parents have agreed to enrol their children to the school, he added.

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