Revenue officials' goof-ups cost farmers dear

Revenue officials' goof-ups cost farmers dear

Revenue officials' goof-ups cost farmers dear

Many farmers from the taluk have lost their lands in the taluk have lost their lands due to the goof-ups by revenue officials.

Raising the issue at the ‘Janaspandana’ programme chaired by legislator K S Manjunath, Ramakrishnappa, a farmer, complained that the officers had wrongly entered survey numbers of many lands in revenue records. “When questioned, the officers simply say it’s a typing error,” Ramakrishnappa said.

Manjunath told tahsildar Nanjaiah that any corrections with regard to land records should be done at the taluk-level itself.

Farmers cannot afford to get it done at the district-level offices. Nanjaiah replied that he will look into the issue and will not repeat such mistakes.

‘Poor patients fleeced’

Venkatagiriyappa, a resident of Rajenahalli, complained that the medical officers at the government hospitals demand money from poor patients, especially pregnant women. At this, the legislator took Dr Anuradha, the taluk medical officer, to task.

“I assumed office only 15 days ago. Any complaints against the medical staff can be submitted in a written format and I will take action against such persons,” Anuradha said.

Later, pesticide spraying pumps and gas lights were distributed to eligible farmers by the Sericulture Department and cheques were distributed to a few farmers by the Revenue department.

The legislator said the ‘Janaspandana’ programme will be organised in every taluk and the officers should come prepared for the meeting without fail.

Taluk Panchayat president Chandrappa, Gram Panchayat president M V Ravindra and others were present on the occasion.