Delay in implementation of devt work irks minister

Last Updated 28 June 2014, 17:47 IST
District-in-Charge Minister K Abhayachandra Jain took the officials to task for the delay in implementing development works in the district. 

Chairing the KDP tri-monthly meeting at Zilla Panchayat hall in Chikmagalur on Saturday, he warned the erring officials that they will not be spared. Rs 2.28 crore that was sanctioned for development works in the district has returned to the finance department as it remained unused. 

MLA D N Jeevaraj said it was not right on the part of officials to divert funds from one project to another project. Action should be taken against such officials.

 Funds are diverted only to swindle money, he alleged. In reply, the District-in-Charge Minister warned of strict action against erring officials .

When MLA C T Ravi questioned the reason for sending the meeting circular in English, the minister directed the deputy commissioner to issue notice to the official who is responsible for the circular. 

Jain turned upset over the improper preparation of meeting proceedings and ordered the officials to prepare a revised proceedings and the KDP meeting will be continued after 15 days. 
MLA C T Ravi demanded to hold a discussion with the officials from Kaveri Irrigation Board on supplying drinking water to the villages through which the Yagachi pipeline passes. 

The work on canal to supply water to Belavadi lake too has stopped and a meeting should be called in Bangalore to discuss the issue, he urged.

Replying to which, the minister said that minor irrigation minister has called for a meeting on Tuesday to discuss about the project. 

MLA B B Ningaiah spoke about the shortage of doctors in the government hospitals. 
MLC Gayathri Shantegowda complained about the KSRTC buses that arrive to the city from Mudigere, do not ply via Aldur road, but come through the bridge causing inconvenience to passengers.

Sowing affected

Agriculture department Joint Director Dr Raju has said that deficit rainfall in June has affected agriculture activities in the district.

 The area for sowing is 1,61,795 hectare. However, sowing has been completed only on 37,025 hectare.

 Owing to decline in rainfall, sowing activities have been stalled for the last one week. 

Speaking at the KDP tri-monthly review meeting here on Saturday, he said that there was demand for 12,659 qunital seeds for the kharif season.

 The demand was placed before State Seed Corporation. 

Raitha Samparka Kendras have stock of 6,207.5 quintal seeds. 

About 34,255 quintal seeds have been distributed among farmers. 

But the pre-monsoon agricultural operations had taken place smoothly following good rainfall in the month of May. The farmers have sown cotton, sesame, green gram, long yard beans, toor dal, jowar, maize, groundnut and sunflower.  

The demand for fertilisers is 86,560 tonne. There is no shortage of fertilisers in the district. 

Fodder has been stored in the district. The stored fodder will last for another 17 days, said Veterinary department Assistant Director. 

There is shortage water in a few villages of Chikmagalur, Kadur and Tarikere taluks.

 Water is supplied to Vaddarahalli through tankers. 

Borewells have been drilled in case of emergency, said Zilla Panchayat Executive Engineer. 

(Published 28 June 2014, 17:47 IST)

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