'Give priority to people's issues'

Chikkaballapur district in-charge minister speaks at Janaspandana programme

Speaking after inaugurating district-level Janaspandana at Kammaguttahalli in Mandikal hobli of the taluk on Saturday, the minister said that priority should be accorded to solve the problems of the public at programmes such as Janaspandana. The minister said that much scope need not be given to speeches on such occasions.

Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha, who spoke on the occasion, disclosed that a proposal to open a Primary Health Centre in Kammaguttahalli to cater to medical needs of 23 villages within the Gram Panchayat limits would soon be submitted to the government.

District Health and Family Welfare officer Rajeev said that people need not panick on the outbreak of A(H1N1) influenza. He said that adequate stock of medicines have been maintained to cater to the people of the district and doctors have been deputed specially for the purpose. He called upon the villages to avail the benefits of Yashaswini scheme. Only the family members of the Yashaswini beneficiary are entitled for the benefits under the scheme, he said.

Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer N Krishnappa, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company executive engineer Thippeswamy, Conservator of Forests Rajashekhar, Gram Panchayat president Madhusudhana Reddy, Taluk Panchayat member Venkatesh, Gram Panchayat vice-president Jayalakshmamma, tahsildar L C Nagaraj, Taluk Panchayat executive officer Dr Ashwathappa, Social Welfare Officer C S Jayaram, Sainath of Horticulture Department and Joint Director of Agriculture Department Nataraj spoke on the occasion. Sanction letters extending various benefits were issued to 63 people. A total of 90 applications were received at the Janaspandana.

‘Take advantage’
Speaking at a similar Janaspandana at Yaldur village in Srinivaspur taluk, legislator G K Venkatashiva Reddy called upon people to get their problems solved at Janaspandana instead of running from pillar to post at taluk centres.

Presiding over the programme, the MLA suggested the officers to respond to public woes and ensure that the benefits of welfare schemes formulated by the government reach the target population. He opined that the purpose of Janaspandana would be fulfiled only when people can avail such benefits without any hassles.

Venkatashiva Reddy disclosed that all the roads in rural parts of the taluk would be asphalted at a cost of Rs 40 crore and housing facility provided to all the shelterless, irrespective of any consideration.

Arikere-Yaldur road would be developed at a cost of Rs 1.25 crore and a community hall constructed in Yaldur at a cost of Rs 25 lakh. He suggested the authorities concerned to take up works creating permanent assets under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Speaking at the programme, Zilla Panchayat president M Srinivasan asked the officers of Excise Department to keep tight vigil on sale of liquor in rural parts to prevent poor families being thrown into streets. He assured of providing all the facilities from Zilla Panchayat for the development of the taluk.

Saplings of various types were distributed to farmers on the occasion. Taluk Panchayat executive officer Prakash, Tahsildar Manjunathaswamy,  Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture Department B M Mallikarjuna, Assistant Director of Sericulture Department Bhyrappa, Taluk Panchayat member Rajashekhara Reddy and others were present.

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