Rs. 149 cr annual project sent for approval

Rs. 149 cr annual project sent for approval

Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash speaking at the Zilla Panchayat Planning Committee meeting at ZP Hall.

The project was prepared by the Zilla Panchayat Planning Committee and has been sent to the State government for approval, said Zilla Panchayat President Shailaja Bhat.

Speaking at a meeting, she said additional Rs 49 crore has been sought from the State for the next financial year.

Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash said that as per Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993 section 310, every district should have district Planning Committee. All the urban and rural local bodies should submit their action plan to the district planning committee for approval.

The district planning committee will be headed by Zilla Panchayat President. Mangalore Mayor will be the vice-president. MP will be the member. There will be 15 Zilla Panchayat members, 9 TMC members, The Zilla Panchayat CEO will be secretary of the committee.

Eight MLAs, 3 MLCs and Deputy Commissioner will be the invited members. The committee will hold its meeting once in three month.  

Zilla Panchayat member Naveen Kumar Menala said as the district receives heavy rain, there is a need to send the proposal for concreting of the road instead of asphaltation of road.

The CEO directed the officials to provide drinking water supply to 185 higher primary schools and complete the work on toilets by December 31.

The work on filling the potholes of Zilla Panchayat roads at the cost of Rs 13.5 crore has commenced, he added.

The meeting was attended by Mayor Praveen, Zilla Panchayat Vice-President Dhanalakshmi Janardhan were present.