KDP meeting focuses on better school facilities

He was presiding over the progress review meeting at Taluk Panchayat auditorium in Hassan on Monday.

Beneficiaries for Suvarna Bhoomi must be selected through lottery system, and facilities must be created for farmers. Only eight persons have been given financial assistance though the scope is for nearly 300 beneficiaries to avail facilties from the department. More beneficiaries should be selected faster, he said.  Kattaya, Nittur and Doddakona high school buildings have not been completed, boards have not been erected in the school premises, doors and windows are yet to be installed, quality of some buildings are highly questionable; while building in Gorur has been complete, it is yet to be handed over, he said.

A project should be drawn up to plant saplings in every school, along with creating social forestry. MLA said many schools had that kind of space, and saplings have to be distributed to the schools at the earliest.

About 7146 applications have been received so far under Suvarna Bhoomi and financial assistance would be provided to 2392 select beneficiaries. Farmers have been distributed with paddy, pulses, green gram and maize seeds and fertiliser stock is expected to arrive in the town soon, and this will ensure there would be no shortage of fertiliser he said.

Total of 11,200 hectare has been sown with potato, and nearly 1125 hectare has been affected with blight disease. Rs 50 lakh has been released for purchase of pesticide, and  Rs 1000 support price can be given per hectare, he said. Taluk Panchayat president Hanumegowda, vice president Hemalatha, M K Dyavaiah, tahsildar Mathai and others were present at the meeting.

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