'Create new model for effective implementation of NREGS'

'Create new model for effective implementation of NREGS'

Monthly KDP meeting held at Zilla Panchayat

Zilla Panchayat CEO Shivashankar speaking at KDP meeting at Zilla Panchayat hall in Mangalore on Tuesday. Speaking at the monthly KDP meeting here on Tuesday, he said watershed department must make use of the human resources by implementing farm ponds scheme and education department by constructing buildings under Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana. He said the schemes should reach the beneficiaries.

The CEO said the scheme to provide electricity connection to the beneficiaries under Ganga Kalyana Yojane of 2007-08 must be completed by August. The solution to the problem of registration and others for the year 2008-09 must be solved by September.

The target for minor irrigation department for the year 2009-10 is to irrigate 309.37 hectares land. It has been decided to construct 7 check dams. Five check dams have already been completed.

Irrigation facilities have been provided to 274.5 hectare land, informed the officials. Education and Health Standing Committee President Rajashree Hegde  raised obejection for selecting Puttur and Mangalore taluk for the project.

Food and Civil supplies department officials informed the meeting that BPL card is being distributed in Mangalore taluk from Tuesday onwards.

The CEO directed the officials to take a decision at the taluk KDP meetings on the need to provide electricity to the beneficiaries under Bhagya Jyothi, Kuteera Jyothi schemes and send it to Zilla Panchayat. He directed the officials to identify 33 per cent women and 3 per cent disabled beneficiaries while selecting beneficiaries for the Sampoorna
Swacchatha Andolana.

Agriculture department Joint Director Padmaiah Naik said “the department has released 900 tonne Suphala to the district. Awareness is being created among farmers on complex fertilisers and organic manure.”

There is no problem with daily wage labourers. Child labourers are not employed in the district, said officials from labour department.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer informed the meeting that Suvarna Arogya Chaithanya programme is being implemented from I to X standard students.

Last year, under the scheme, as many as 30 students suffering from heart ailments were treated.

Precautionary measures have been taken to contain and to provide treatment to the H1N1 cases in the district.

People need not panic over swine flu, he said.