File criminal case against govt land encroachers: DC

Over 122 applications disposed at janasamparka meeting

Deputy Commissioner G Satyavati on Wednesday directed a revenue officer to file a criminal case against those who have encroached upon government land.

Speaking during the janasamparka meeting at taluk office here, the deputy commissioner took the revenue officer to task for allowing encroachment under his nose.

This follows a complaint from a villager during the meeting, who said that some of the political heavyweights have encroached upon the land allotted for Ashraya housing scheme. Though 100 acres of land has been allotted for the scheme under  Indavara GP limits, there is no progress yet.

The deputy commissioner also questioned the functioning of GP members, who are duty-bound to protect the land from encroachment.

Following this, a GP member said that the delay is on the part of revenue officer from Indavara in providing the village map that has stymied allotment of sites for beneficiaries under the scheme.

On the demand for fodder and water for cattle, the deputy commissioner informed that gau shaala (cattle shed) will be opened at Hanchihalli near Belavadi in the district within two days. The shed is being opened in the wake of drought will enable farmers to collect fodder and also water from the same, for their livestock, she said.

Members of Belavadi GP also brought to the notice of the DC that the officials are delaying clearance of bills towards the tanker contractors who have been distributing water to the village from 20 days. Following this, the deputy commissioner instructed the officials to clear bills on priority.

Following a request from supplying water through jackwell from Ayyanakere to Sakharayapatna, DC Satyavati directed officials from Minor Irrigation department to take measures on the same.

Jayanna, a farmer from Lakkamannahalli, said that he has been waiting for the khata even after two years after applying for the same.

Ratnamma from Durgadahalli alleged that even five years after her husband’s death, she is yet to get pension under Manaswini scheme. Besides, the village accountant is refusing  to accept the application for changing khata of the agricultural land.

Earlier, Additional Deputy Commissioner M L Vyshali received grievances from the people, till the arrival of the deputy commissioner.

Over 122 applications were disposed, with most of them related to land disputes and most of the government schemes not reaching the beneficiaries.
 

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