'Dump waste on road, face music'

  District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar distributing cheque to a beneficiary at a Janaspandana programme in Kuppepadavu in Mangalore taluk on Saturday. “Book criminal cases against those who dump waste on public places,” District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar directed police officials.

Palemar directed police officials after listening to the complaints of villagers with regard to dumping of waste at public places at a Janaspandana programme organised at the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Higher Primary School at Kilenjaru in Kuppepadavu gram panchayat on Saturday. The Minister said that the vehicles which dump waste on roadside public places should be seized.

Villagers brought to the notice of Minister that the truckers are dumping waste on public places in Kuppepadavu and Yedapadavu villages. Palemar immediately directed the Bajpe police officials to take necessary action to book cases against the violators.
He also informed that a circular in this regard has already been issued to book criminal cases against violators.

Delivering the inaugural address, Palemar said that the Janaspandana programmes are being organised to scrutinise the works done by the officials and to take the benefits of government schemes to the needy. The co-operation of local people’s representatives is essential for the implementation of government schemes, he said and added that the officials from 16 government departments should be present at Janaspandana programmes.

Complaints on BPL card
Speaking to media persons after receiving complaints from citizens, Palemar said that majority of the complaints are related to distribution of BPL cards.
He said that BPL cards of many families were converted into APL since telephone connections were found at their houses during inspection. “It is not fair to deny BPL cards to those families who own telephones, since telephone is available at negligible price in the market. Hence, having a telephone connection cannot be a disqualification for BPL cards,” he said.
Palemar said that many families have applied for BPL cards again after disconnecting their telephones. BPL cards will be given to such families soon, he assured.

No forest for Gundya     project
Palemar said that forest will not be destroyed for the Gundya power project.
“The 700 acres of land to be utilised for Gundya project is not forest. But at the same time, it is only ‘forest land,’ where there is no forest,” he said adding that clearance will be given to only barren land.

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