Slum-dwellers' livelihood survey to chalk out development plan

Project taken up under Rajiv Gandhi Awaz Yojana


Speaking at a workshop on a preparing a sketch of the slum areas and a survey on livelihood of families in slums, the MLA said that the people in Chikkaballapur face lack of infrastructure and the officials should discharge their duties promptly to ensure that legitimate benefits reach the public at large. He said that progress of the existing slums would stem the mushrooming of more slums.

Bagepalli legislator N Sampangi said that adequate sum has been released to take up development activities in urban areas and the officers should utilise the funds so released.

Public representatives will be held responsible for any underdevelopment and the official machinery should realise this  truth, he said.

Awareness

Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha, who spoke on the occasion observed that development works were crippling in urban parts. He suggested that the president of City Municipal Council and members in addition to officers concerned should educate people on maintaining sanitation in the City.

City Municipal Council president M Prakash said that the data obtained by survey of slums will pave way to take up development works and gradually slums will metamorphose into a normal residential area.

Planning Director of Urban Development Cell, Akram Pasha gave details of the preparation of the sketch and survey of livelihood. He said that the project is sponsored by the Union government and taken up under Rajiv Gandhi Awaz Project.

Zilla Panchayat vice-president Chenduru Venkatesh, Municipal commissioner Umakanth, Chintamani municipal commissioner Swamy, Gauribidanur Town Municipal Council chief officer Khwaja Moinuddeen, Gudibande TMC chief officer Venkataiah and others were present on the occasion.

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