TP members vent their anger against illegal sand transportation

TP members vent their anger against illegal sand transportation

Taluk panchayat members condemned the act of officials who do not take any action against the illegal sand miners and transporters.

During the taluk panchayat general meeting at Zilla Panchayat Netravathi Hall in Mangaluru on Tuesday, members said that the illegally mined sand from Malavoor dam is being transported to Bengaluru and other places. However, the officials concerned have turned a blind eye, they said. The local people are not able to obtain sand for the construction of houses. Those who transport sand for house constructions in the locality are being fined. Also, they are not getting the quality sand, the members said. They urged to initiate action against illegal transporters of sand.

The subject of surveyors demanding money from the people who have applied under 94C towards the regularisation of houses built in government sites was subject to serious discussion.

Several members of taluk panchayat complained against the surveyors and village accountants. Mangaluru taluk tahsildar Mahadevaiah assured of initiating action against the wrongdoers. The people do not have to pay any fee for surveyors, he said.

Under 94C, a maximum of 2.75 cents of area will be sanctioned for readily-built houses. All they have to pay is application fee of Rs 65. After the sanction of the applications, the people from general category will have to pay Rs 10,000 while people belonging to reservation class have to pay Rs 5,000. No other money is collected by the government.

In Mangaluru taluk, 5,988 have been processed out of 18,869 applications under 94C towards the regularisation of houses built in government sites. Instruction has been given to the village accountants to clear 10 applications per day. In Moodushedde, 66 applications submitted by people belonging to Koraga community have been cleared, he said.

Member Shridhar said the beneficiaries for the free LPG connections have not been selected judicially in Mangaluru North Assembly Constituency.

Member Ravishankar Someshwara urged to take measures to stop sea erosion in Someshwar area. Member Jeevan Prakash demanded a vented dam in Chelairu Karithota, as drinking problem is a serious issue in the village during summer.

Members Vajrakshi P Shetty, Umesh Gowda, Kavitha Dinesh and others took part in the discussion.
Mangaluru taluk panchayat vice president Poornima Ganesh, zilla panchayat vice president Kasturi Panja, taluk panchayat executive officer Sadananda and Moodbidri tahsildar Muhammed Isaac were present during the meeting.

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