Kadeshwalya GP shows the way

Motivator gets honorarium for creating awareness on MGNREGS, other devt work

Kadeshwalya Gram Panchayat in Bantwal taluk has taken up an initiative to revive Maadari Grama Vikasa Kendra (Model Village Development Centre) and a monthly honorarium of Rs 1,000 has been given to the motivator of the Centre, in the month of September. With this, it has shown the way to other 202 gram panchayats in the district.

In fact, the Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash had issued a circular to all the gram panchayats to earmark Rs 25,000 from its annual budget to carry out the activities by the neo literates in Madari Grama Vikasa Kendras. The government, in its notification dated February 8, 2005, had directed all the Gram Panchayats to earmark Rs 25,000 towards continuing the literacy activities in their gram panchayat limits.

Following the direction of the ZP CEO, the gram panchayat has paid the monthly honorarium to the motivator, who has been creating awareness on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), and other beneficiary programmes of the government.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, motivator Vasanthi Hegde said that she has motivated the villagers to register their names under MGNREGS for employment. As many as 250 families have been registered under the scheme through her motivation. The work on planting saplings on roadside has been taken up as a drive in the gram panchayat limits.

Panchayat Development Officer  B Uggappa Moolya said the gram panchayat will pay the honorarium to the motivator every month. The motivator has been asked to create awareness on MGNREGS, gram sabha and cleanliness. The horticulture department has given us coconut and fruit bearing plant saplings. The work on planting fruit bearing saplings on roadside has already begun and as many as 83 job card holders have started planting the saplings.

“We have plans to provide employment to all 615 job card holders in the gram panchayat limits.”

The motivator has also created awareness on pension for senior citizens, widows and physically challenged in the gram panchayat limits.

With her efforts, the special gram sabha organised to discuss on the action plan for MGNREGS for 2012-13 has been a success. About 250 to 300 villagers had taken part in the gram sabha, with their work list, to be included in the action plan, said Ombudsman Sheena Shetty.  

The Zilla Panchayat with the help of Jana Shikshana Trust (which was a forerunner in literacy movement in the district), had decided to revive the centres and make them into integrated centres to spread message on literacy, sanitation, environment protection and on various schemes of the government.

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