'Complete rural electrification project by December'

'Complete rural electrification project by December'

Rs. 60 crore will be utilised in Kodagu

Speaking at a programme to install 2,000 electric poles under National Rural Electrification project at Chembu on Saturday, he said the project aims at providing free electricity connections to the poor. The government wants to supply electricity to even the remotest village in the district. The programme came into existence in 2006. However, the project moved in a snail’s pace in the district. The project must be implemented in all the taluks in the district, he said.

Under National Rural Electrification project, the centre provides funds to the state government in the form of loan. A sum of Rs 60 crore will be utilised for implementing the project in the district. The contract for providing electricity connection has been given to Hyderabad based company. Even APL families can also get the electricity connection under the project by paying Rs 3,000. The project will be implemented in 33 villages in Madikeri taluk, Bopaiah informed.

Road repair

Bopaiah said Chief Minister has sanctioned special package to Kodagu to repair roads in the district. The government has given emphasis to rural drinking water project as well.
The works undertaken under Suvarna Grama Yojane in Chembu village is under progress.
A sum of Rs one crore was given to the Gram Panchayat to develop roads. A sum of Rs 75 lakh has been released to be distributed among arecanut growers who have lost their produce due to yellow leaf disease in Chembu, Sampaje and Chambu.

Inspection

Bopaiah inspected the work on a bridge which is being constructed across Payaswini river at the cost of Rs 10 lakh in Chembu Gram Panchayat. The bridge is being constructed under MGNREGS. Zilla Panchayat Vice-President Kaveri, Zilla Panchayat members S N Rajarao, Beena Bollappa, Taluk Panchayat President Kavitha Prabhakar were present during the occasion.

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