Rs 34.59 cr for C'ballapur ZP

District stands 7th in State in utilisation of NREGS funds

TAKING STOCK Zilla Panchayat president Vinutha Srinivas, vice-president Chenduru Venkatesh and Chief Executive Officer N Krishnappa at a meeting to review the  progress  Karnataka Developlment Programmes, held in Chikkaballapur on Friday. dh photos

Disclosing the fund allocation at a meeting to review progress of Karnataka Development Programme held here on Friday, Zilla Panchayat president Vinutha Srinivas said that all the Departments should effectively utilise the funds released by State and Union governments for poverty alleviation programmes.

Funds allocation
Out of the total funds allotted, a sum of Rs 17.22 crore is reserved for education, Rs 8.60 lakh for adult education, Rs 16.45 lakh for Youth Services and Sports, Rs 3.85 lakh for Health and Family Welfare services, Rs 10.25 lakh for Indian system of  medicine (Homeopathy), Rs 31.43 crore for Social Welfare Department, Rs 62.87 lakh for welfare of Backward Classes, Rs 2.49 crore for women and child welfare, Rs 2.24 crore Agriculture department, Rs 24 lakh for horticulture and Rs 43 lakh for animal husbandry.

A sum of Rs 10 lakh has been allotted to Fisheries Department, Rs 4 lakh for Forest Department, Rs 6.10 lakh for Department of Cooperation, Rs 45 lakh for rural development, Rs 25 lakh for Panchayat Raj grants, Rs 10.66 lakh for Industries Department, Rs 15 lakh for Sericulture, Rs 2.08 crore for roads and bridges, Rs 7.70 lakh for ministerial and financial services, Rs 11 lakh for Textile and Handloom Department, Rs 3 lakh for Science, Culture and Libraries, Rs 2 lakh for welfare of physically-challenged, Rs 5 lakh for agriculture produces market, Rs 36.80 lakh for welfare of backward classes and minorities, the Zilla Panchayat president elaborated. She disclosed that the action plans for respective departments have been approved.

Details of beneficiaries
Vice-president Chenduru Venkatesh said that the officers should furnish details of beneficiaries under Swarna Jayanti Rozgar scheme so as to enable the members to monitor the progress of the beneficiaries.
Deputy Secretary Zulfikarulla stated that Bagalkot district tops the state by spending Rs 48 crore under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Kolar stands second with an expenditure of Rs 35 crore whereas Chikkaballapur is in the seventh position by incurring expense of Rs 11.30 crore.

Chief Executive Officer N Krishnappa warned that the secretaries of respective Gram Panchayats will be held responsible for not achieving stipulated progress under National Employment Guarantee Scheme. Five Gram Panchayat secretaries have already been suspended for dereliction of duty, he revealed.

The CEO disclosed that a project has  been formulated to facilitate construction one hundred low-cost houses in Nandi and Muddenahalli Gram Panchayat limits.
Zilla Panchayat Planning Officer Annayyappa said that out of 96,400 families in the district, 59,000 are Below Poverty Line.

Financial assistance
As many as 28,000 beneficiaries have availed financial assistance from banks under Swarana Jayanti Rozgar Scheme. A sum of Rs 1.25 lakh will be given to 131 groups under the scheme this year. Apart from this a loan of Rs 3.75 lakh will also be extended. While Rs 5 crore has been spent under National Rural Employment Scheme in Bagepalli taluk, the amount is Rs one crore in Gudibande taluk. The expenditure is less than Rs one crore in rest of the four taluks, he elaborated.
The officers of various departments  gave details of the progress achieved by their departments.
Presidents several standing commitees of Zilla Panchayat were present in the meeting.

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