Panchayat urged to set up SWM to ensure cattle don't choke to death

Panchayat urged to set up SWM to ensure cattle don't choke to death

District Veterinary Department deputy director Dr Sarvotthama Udupa expressed concern over cattle in Paduvari choking to death after consuming garbage containing poisonous substances.

Speaking at the monthly KDP meet on Tuesday, the officer said that a primary report confirmed that poisonous substances present in garbage once consumed by cattle are responsible for their unnatural death.

In reply to a query raised by zilla panchayat member Babu Shetty, Udupa said that indiscriminate dumping of garbage in isolated areas has become a bane as cattle end up consuming poisonous substances and eventually dying. He added that local panchayat should take initiatives to set up well planned solid waste management which would help in curtailing the death of cattle. He said that the administration is vaccinating cattle stock for mouth and foot disease all over the district.

Chief planning officer Srinivas Rao said that Byndoor, Shiroor, and Paduvari would be taken up for the second round under the project initiated for solid waste management. The second phase work would begin at the end of December. Panchayat PDOs should initiate measures for solid waste management units in their respective gram panchayats, he said.

'Maintain cleanliness'

Zilla panchayat president Dinakar Babu instructed officials to effectively implement solid waste management all over the district in a phase by phase fashion. He also instructed the DDPI to maintain hygienic conditions is schools. He also enquired about the measures taken up to maintain cleanliness in Mahatma Gandhi school in the city. He directed the DHO to look into the now defunct PHC in Padukere as it was also lacking in its stock of medicines.

He took exception to being kept in the dark when the Tourism Department and the members formulated the guidelines for the tourism development committee. He also directed the department deputy director to keep him informed about various programmes introduced, especially the development measures taken at the six beaches on the coast. He maintained that permits should be issued for KSRTC buses to run all over the district.

Ration cards disbursed

Food and Civil Supplies deputy director M R Bhat said that as many as 14,246 applications are received for ration cards. Of these, 8,112 applications are accepted and 2,800 cards have gone to print. The applicants will receive their ration cards in two months, he said.

Member Babu Shetty said that the nominations for the graduate constituency is becoming a problem owing to the lack of an election office in Byndoor. The Mathrapurna scheme was also discussed at the meet. Babu Shetty said that schools should be adopted with an aim to develop them and not for the sake of publicity. An officer from the Agriculture Department said that there is no scarcity of seeds and fertilisers.



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