49,618 beneficiaries to get LPG connections under Anila Bhagya

District In-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai has said that 49,618 beneficiaries will get free LPG connections under Mukhyamanthri Anila Bhagya Yojana in Dakshina Kannada.

Chairing a meeting here, he said that 49,618 households in the district do not have LPG connections. These beneficiaries are in the limits of 320 fair price shops of eight Assembly constituencies in the district. In the first phase, LPG connections will be given to 15,888 beneficiaries.

Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader said that a committee led by an MLA will select the beneficiaries in each Assembly constituency. The officials will confirm whether the selected beneficiaries have LPG connections based on Aadhaar number. The gas stove under the scheme would be free. The government will spend a sum of Rs 4,040 for the LPG connections including Rs 1,450 for security deposit, Rs 150 for regulator and Rs 1,000 for two refill LPG cylinders.

He directed officials from the Food and Civil Supplies department to prepare a list of beneficiaries within a week.

Minister Ramanath Rai expressed displeasure at the lack of maintenance of national highway by the NHAI. In a separate meeting, he said that vehicle users are facing inconvenience due to lack of maintenance of the road.

The work on B C Road-Surathkal stretch of highway is also incomplete, he said.

Minister Khader said that the works on the highway at Thokkottu Junction are being conducted at snail's pace and many people have also lost their lives in mishaps at Thokkottu.

MLA B A Mohiuddin Bava said that the potholes on Bykampady-Kulooru stretch have not been filled up. The work on Mukka Junction bus stand and Gurpura bridge should be taken up on a priority basis, he said.

Deputy Commissioner Sasikumar Senthil said that any issues related to the road work should be brought to the notice of the district administration.

NHAI officials said that the flyover at Thokkottu would be completed by March.

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