Dakshina Kannada district second in development work

The district has improved by leaps and bounds because it was in 20th position in the past, said Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat President Shailaja Bhat.

Speaking at the Karnataka Development Porgrammes monthly review meeting here on Friday, she said that it is time for the district to strive for the top position.

“The Taluk Panchayat officials should visit Gram Panchayats and look at the implementation of development programmes. The district should become a model in reaching the targets set by the Government,” Shailaja Bhat said.

Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash said the Zilla Panchayat has taken up several programmes for decentralization of power.He directed the officials to look into the grievances of the public at all the offices coming under the jurisdiction of the Zilla Panchayat and specifically asked the Zilla Panchayat engineering division to completed the projects within the stipulated period.

The CEO said that the development programmes under Ambedkar Vasathi yojane has not reached the target. A separate meeting will be convened on the same at the earliest.

All the departments of the Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayats in the district have been asked to earmark Saturday afternoons, barring second Saturday, for disposal of files.

He said that there was no scope for keeping pending files and the files relating to drinking water, street lights, and such other services should be given priority for disposal.

Dhanya Rao and Dhanraj who won gold and silver medals in skating competition held at Shanghai were felicitated with citation and Rs 10,000 each. Project Director Seethamma, Deputy Secretary Shivarame Gowda, Chief Project officer Nazeer, and others were present.

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