MP takes officials to task for slow progress of projects

MP takes officials to task for slow progress of projects

MP takes officials to task for slow progress of projects

Lok Sabha member R Dhruvanarayan took the officials concerned to task, citing that the Mysuru taluk was lagging behind in the implementation of the schemes and projects, including works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).

He was chairing the meeting of the District Monitoring Committee to review the progress of programmes funded by the Centre at the Zilla Panchayat Hall, here on Tuesday. Recalling his directions issued to the officials during his earlier meeting that works worth Rs 2 crore should be taken up under every gram panchayat with NREGA funds, he said, he does not see any improvement.

ZP Chief Executive Officer Shivashankar tried to defend by stating that the problem was due to the delay in the release of funds. Dhruvanarayan said, “The funds will be released in 10 days, but the officials should chalk out plans and take up works immediately.”

According to the report submitted before the committee, till August 10, a total of 4,028 works have been taken up in Mysuru taluk, but only 38 have been completed. In the whole district, 33,492 works have been initiated and 3,397 have been completed, while 12,239 are under progress, with issuance of job cards for 2.12 lakh people.

The MP expressed dissatisfaction regarding progress in the PM’s Awas Yojna in Mysuru taluk. “Against a target of constructing 854 houses, the work has not been initiated on at least 212 houses. The yojana has not fared well even in Nanjangud and HD Kote taluks. The authorities concerned should take stock of the situation and give a push to the works,” he said.

Swachh Bharat lagging

The nation aims to be open-defecation free by October 2019 under the Swachh Bharat mission, but the progress in the district is not satisfactory, he said. In reply, the officials said that Rs 3 crore is needed for the construction of toilets and the work orders have been issued recently.

Morarji schools

Dhruvanarayan directed the officials to prepare an action plan to establish Morarji Desai Residential Schools in each of the 13 hoblis in Mysuru district.

“There are hostels in 23 hoblis of the district, but not in the remaining 13 hoblis. The Social Welfare department has plans to establish Morarji Schools in these 13 hoblis, so, the action plan should be ready by the next meeting,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, MPs Pratap Simha and C S Puttaraju, and ZP President Nayeema Sultana were present.

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