ZP members resent lack of transparency

Departments slammed for providing inadequate information

The matter was raised by the members during the ZP meeting at the District ZP headquarters here. The members showed their resentment over the lack of transparency in the functioning of some departments and misinformation given by the officers.

The ZP member from Hoskote Narayana Swamy pulled up the Social Forestry Department officer for the poor plantation drive in his taluk and alleged wrong information was provided with regard to the number of saplings planted in the area.

No satisfactory reply

The members wanted to know from the forest officer what his department was doing to promote plantation of sandalwood trees in rural areas. The officer could not give a satisfactory reply to it. Further, the members asked the officer to give the number of sandalwood saplings planted in the rural areas but he could not furnish any details. This response displeased the ZP deputy secretary and in charge CEO Muniraju and Zilla Panchayat President MC Jayakumari Sonnappa who ordered an enquiry into the status of plantation drive on ground.

Another department that came under the scanner was Fisheries and Animal Husbandry.
The Zilla Panchayat members were unhappy that they are not given the list of tanks and the works going on to improve them. Also the members wanted to know about revenue generation through fishery.

However, appropriate answer was not given. The members could not get proper information about the allocation to the Fishery Department from the officials, which again irked them.

DH News Service

Lake damaged

Sunday night’s heavy rain in and around Bangalore damaged Chinnagara Lake in Hoskote Taluk. This fact was brought to the notice on Monday’s ZP meeting. On knowing this, the ZP in charge CEO Muniraju instructed all the executive engineers and assistant executive engineers to keep a watch on the lakes and repair them instantly if any damage is found.

He instructed them to use the NREGS funds to repair the lakes in case of any damage and alert the monitoring cell, Jala Niyantrana Kendra, on seeing any damage to the tank-beds.

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