'MGREGS did not reach its goal'

'MGREGS did not reach its goal'

Officials in GPs should introspect

Addressing at a seminar on ‘Opportunities in MGREGS’ organised as part of the Krishi Mela here on Saturday, Shankar said that the scheme has not reached the goal properly at many places due to lack of information and participation. Similarly, lack of interest in people’s representatives and officials too has hindered the implementation of scheme, he added.


Chikmagalur Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer G Ramanna said that the MGREGS can be implemented successfully if the panchayats show interest. Kadur Taluk Panchayat Executive Officer S N Venkatesh, Kadur Nagaralu Gram Panchayat Secretary Sahadeva, Maruti Pragathi Bandhu Group Member Kalaiah, Sri Kshetra Dharmastala Rural Development Programme Shimoga Programme Officer Chandrashekhara were present.

‘Floriculture profitable’

Chikmagalur District Horticulture Department Officer B R Anitha said that farmers can earn more profit by engaging in floriculture.  Delivering a talk as a resource person at the seminar on ‘Future Crops in Plateau,’ Anitha said that the Horticulture Department is distributing good quality seeds of flowers to farmers.

A farmer can grow atleast 7,100 rose saplings in one acre land. Hence, one can earn atleast Rs 500 per day through floriculture. Saplings of jasmine, chrysanthemum and other flowers can be grown in arecanut or coconut plantations too. The climate in all parts of the Chikmagalur district is  suitable for floriculture, she added.

Legal Services Authority Member Bommanna, Mudigere Krishi Vijnan Kendra Project Co-ordinator G T Prasannakumar, Mudigere Horticulture University Principal J Venkatesh, Progressive Farmer B T Devaraj and Rural Development Programme Agriculture Officer Ashok were present.

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