Solve drinking water problem, Bachegowda tells taluk officers

Solve drinking water problem, Bachegowda tells taluk officers

Tells officers to visit rural areas, during Janaspandana meeting

Legislator K P Bachegowda has instructed officers concerned to take immediate action to alleviate the drinking water problem in the taluk.

He was addressing a Janaspandana meeting at the Ajjavara Government Higher Primary School on Saturday.

“With the level of underground water only receding and borewells drying up rapidly, people will have a very difficult time in summer. There is no drinking water nor any water to irrigate the fields,” he said.

“The water and electricity problems of the district should be solved on a permanent basis. Officers should visit the rural areas and learn of the problems faced by the residents, in order to solve them,” he added.

Tahsildar Bhaskar said, up to 31 applications were submitted during the Janaspandana programme organised at Ajjavara in February 2011.

“Of these, 23 applications have been cleared. The Revenue Department had received 17 applications, of which 11 were related to ration cards. The Taluk Panchayat got six applications, Zilla Panchayat received one, the Animal Husbandry Department got one, the Department of Education and the Child Welfare Department got two each and the Bescom got three applications,” he added.

Zilla Panchayat member Munegowda, Taluk Panchayat president Manjula, vice-president Venkatanarayanappa, executive officer Ramachandra Reddy and others were present at the meeting.

School needs land: Committee chief

“Give us the four acres of government land near the village and we will build a hostel for BCM students,” said S Lakshmipathi, chairman of the Ajjavara Government Higher Primary School development committee, speaking at the Janaspandana meeting at the School premises on Saturday.

“We can even upgrade the School,” he added and requested the government not to waste a precious plot of land. “This is after all a government school asking for a plot of government land,” he added, turning somewhat emotional.

“Officers push off the matter whenever we try to speak about the plot. They insist the case is in court, or give some vague excuse,” he alleged.

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