Deputy Commissioner urged to release grants for drinking water

Deputy Commissioner urged to release grants for drinking water

The quarterly KDP meeting resolved to urge the government to release grants through the deputy commissioner for drinking water and to distribute the nutritious food under Matru Poorna scheme at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries.

The meeting was conducted at the Taluk Panchayat on Friday.

MLA C T Ravi said that the deputy commissioner should release the grants towards drinking water supply as per the resolution passed by the district-level task force. "Several gram panchayats have not clear the bills towards the water supply done through tankers. Grants should be released towards the same. As the taluk is likely to be hit by droughts, water sources should be identified as soon as possible. The officials concerned should be alert towards combating water scarcity," the legislator said.

Mudigere MLA B B Ningaiah also raised the issue of drinking water scarcity in 20 gram panchayats in the four hoblis of Mudigere. A demand for Rs 10 crore was placed before the chief minister during his visit to the district recently and the chief minister has responded positively, Ningaiah said and added that he would lead a delegation to the chief minister in the month-end.

Anganwadi centres

Ninagaiah pointed out that the pregnant and puerperal women have to walk five to six km to anganwadi centres to obtain nutritious food under the Matru Poorna scheme. The food should be provided at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries, he demanded.

Child Development project officer Krishnappa informed at the meeting that there are 150 anganwadi centres in Mudigere Assembly constituency. "Out of these, 133 anganwadi centres have their own buildings. The rest are operating from private buildings and government schools. The construction work of anganwadi centre in Tudukuru is complete. Building anganwadi centres has not been possible in several places due to shortage of land," he explained.

"A monthly subsidy of Rs 5,000 is provided to pregnant women under the Pradhan Mantri Mathru Vandana programme. A subsidy of Rs 1,000 is provided in the initial months of pregnancy," he added.

The Akshara Dasoha mid-day meal officer said that 22,247 students are provided mid-day meals under the scheme and 662 cooking staff are working towards the same. There is a scarcity of tur dal, he said.

94 C and 94 CC issues

Ningaiah directed the Taluk Panchayat executive officer and tahsildar to conduct a meeting of the revenue officials to clear the pending applications under 94 C and 94 CC before January 26.

Tahsildar Shivanna said that under 94 C, 959 out of 1,367 applications have been cleared in Aldur hobli, 339 of 438 applications have been cleared in Ambale hobli, 721 of 889 applications have been cleared in Avathi, and 998 out of 1,064 applications have been cleared in Vastare.

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