Hooch victims' families to get Rs 15,000 each

Vigilance Committee meeting for SC/STs discusses issues

Additional Deputy Commissioner T Venkatesh said Rs 15,000 would be given each to the families of the seven victims of consumption of hooch in Dibburahalli Gram Panchayat limits in Shidlaghatta taluk.

He was speaking at a meeting of the SCST District Vigilance Committee at the Zilla Panchayat auditorium on Wednesday.

The families are to be recompensed by January 10 and the officers concerned should ensure the beneficiaries get the money, said Venkatesh.

“Officers of the departments concerned should ensure there is no lapse in implementation of projects for welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

The provisions of the projects should reach the beneficiaries. Also, the citizens
should be made aware of the facilities available,” he added.

Chikkaballapur Taluk Executive Officer said prominence is given to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). “About 10 per cent of the work is being completed under the Scheme,” he informed.

The programme to provide houses to Dalits in Tirnahalli in Chikkaballapur taluk is on and will be completed by January 10. “Grant up to Rs 50 lakh has already been approved for construction of the Valmiki Hall, which is to be constructed in Anakanur,” said Chikkaballapur tahsildar Bhaskar.

District Social Welfare Officers informed that compact discs regarding the provision of food in the students' hostels run by the Social Welfare Department will be readied.

“The biometric equipment in some of the hostels are out-of-order. The officers concerned have been instructed to repair the machines,” he added.

Zilla Panchayat project officer Vijendra Babu, project director Roy and Assistant Commissioner Sathish Kumar were present at the meeting.

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