Campaign to start dairy unit

Campaign to start dairy unit

SKDRDP to initiate various projects in the district

Speaking to presspersons here on Monday, he said as many as 150 tanks have been identified in Kadur and Tarikere taluks. Under ‘Namma Kere Namma Arogya’ scheme, the silt will be removed and committees will be constituted to create awareness to stop dumping of waste in the tanks.

A sum of Rs 180 crore has been distributed as pragathinidhi in the district. A sum of Rs 48 lakh was utilised for the construction of toilets, houses and imparting education.

He said there are 4,200 pragathibandhu groups in the district with 22,000 membership. A sum of Rs 82 lakh has been earmarked to construct 16,370 toilets in the district. Farm equipments worth Rs 79.88 lakh was given to 4,130 Pragathibandhu groups.

Under Jnanadeepa programme, benches and desks have been given to 791 schools at
the cost of Rs 75 lakh. Teachings aids were given to 141 schools at the cost of Rs 1.82 lakh. Sports kit were distributed to 60 schools. Teachers have been appointed by SKDRDP in 105 schools, he informed.

Farming

Nellithaya said with the help of SKDRDP, paddy is grown in Sri system of cultivation in 276 acre. Vegetables were grown in 11,800 acre. A sum of Rs 9 crore pragathinidhi were given to dairy farming. Accordingly, 5,215 families have purchased 6,204 cattle. A sum of Rs 14.15 lakh insurance have been paid. The SKDRDP is also giving emphasis to ajolla. As many as 176 new gobar gas units have been set up and 220 old units have been rejuvenated. As many as four villages have been declared as Organic village. About 42 milk producers society was set up and milk production has increased by 15,000 litre per day. Irrigation facilities were provided to 510 acre benefitting 2,460 families in Chikmagalur district. As many as 180 persons were trained in self-employment. Financial assistance were given to 1,073 persons to purchase vehicles, 6,954 to carry out business, 302 persons to start industries and 327 persons to go for non agriculture activities.

Sampoorna Suraksha

He said 26,180 families have been included under Sampoorna Suraksha scheme. A sum of Rs 2.37 crore was utilised for health sector. As many as 513 persons were benefited from de-addiction camps conducted by the SKDRDP. About 862 families have stopped manufacture of illicit liquor.

42 volunteers

As many as 42 volunteers have been deployed to create an awareness on cleanliness among SC/STs. About 52 dustbins have been placed at different locations in the district. As many as 145 washing stones have been placed in the district. This year about 220 crore pragathinidhi (microfinance) will be distributed among the needy.

It has been decided to give a loan of Rs 50,000 without any guarantee for purchasing vehicles.

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