MLA alleges govt discrimination

Rural areas denied electricity for most part of the day, says Bache Gowda

MLA alleges govt discrimination


 District in-charge minister Dr Mumtaz Ali Khan speaking at district-level Janaspandana meet in Kondenahalli of Chikkaballapur taluk on Sunday. Legislator K P Bache Gowda, Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha and others are seen. DH Photo

“India is a rural economy and 80 pc of the country is constituted by villages. The government, however, is supplying only 50 pc of the total power generated to villages. Food producers have been conveniently neglected by the ruling establishment,” he alleged at the district-level Janaspandana held in Kondenahalli of the taluk on Sunday.

The power is being supplied for 22 hours to towns and 23 hours to cities. However, three phase power is being supplied to rural areas, that too for six hours and single phase for another six hours. More power could be allotted to rural parts by cutting down that supplied to urban parts. “The government is dilly-dallying to provide basic facility to the farmers,” he alleged and exhorted the district in-charge minister to draw the attention of the government towards the discrimination.

Land allotment

Gowda threatened to boycott the foundation stone laying ceremony for district office complex if the district administration did not allot land for setting up a milk storage unit in the City.

Kolar-Chikkaballapur Milk Union Limited (Komul) has decided to establish a milk storage unit in the City. However, the district administration has not allotted land so far, Gowda alleged.

Observing that Kondenahalli-Chikkaballapur road is in poor state, the MLA demanded immediate step to repair the stretch. He also sought to increase frequency of buses to Kondenahalli.

District in-charge minister Dr Mumtaz Ali Khan promised to raise the issue of discrimination in power supply in the Assembly. He promised to provide more buses to Kondenahalli.

Calling upon officers to discharge their duties without any barrier of caste and creed, the minister warned of initiating disciplinary action against any public servant practising such discrimination in government service.

‘Seek solutions’

Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha said that Janaspandana has turned out be a grievance redress forum for people in villages.

He called upon people to seek solution for their problems at Janaspandana meets.
 Any problem either private or public,  that could be resolved in the legal framework will be attended to at the meet. The district administration is prepared to provide basic facilities in rural areas, he noted.

Tahsildar Nagaraj disclosed that 49 complaints have been received at the meet and they would be resolved soon.

Zilla Panchayat vice-president Chenduru Venkatesh, Superintendent of Police Ravindra Prasad, DySP Duggappa, Assistant Commissioner G V Seenappa, Taluk Panchayat executive officer Dr M Ashwathappa, APMC president Agalakurki Chandrashekhar, Taluk Panchayat member K R Reddy and taluk, district-level officers were present at the meet.

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