Transport and District In-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Monday said panchayat development officers (PDOs), who fail to ensure efficient garbage disposal under their gram panchayats limits on the outskirts of the City, would be suspended.
Speaking on the sidelines of a quarterly review meeting convened to assess the implementation of Karnataka Development Programme (KDP) of Bengaluru Urban district, Reddy said the chances of the outbreak of dengue, malaria and communicable diseases are high due to improper waste disposal.
Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Bettaswamy said Rs 1,063 crore has been earmarked for the execution of various projects in the district. Of this, Rs 483 crore has been spent already, he added.
He said Rs 53.75 crore has been earmarked for Suvarna Gramodaya and Zilla Panchayat development programmes.
Bettaswamy further said that about Rs 28.74 crore has been earmarked for the drinking water supply and a letter has been written to the government to release an additional fund of Rs 22.24 crore.
Meanwhile, the district health officer said that about 87 dengue cases have been reported till date.
But no deaths have been reported this year. The Education department officials said that there was a shortage of school teachers and the vacant posts need to be filled immediately.
The meeting was informed that at least for cases of Japanese Encephalities (brain fever) have been reported in the Bengaluru Urban ZP limits. The in-charge minister directed the panchayat development officers to file criminal cases against illegal piggery units as a measure to contain the disease.