BBMP standing committees to be set up in a week, says Mayor

Addressing the gathering, the Mayor said he had a discussion with the Transport Minister, who is also the in charge minister for Bangalore, in the morning after which it was decided that the standing committees would come into existence in one week.

About the launch of schemes the mayor said it is a major step towards elevating the status of economically weaker section of society. “We may not be able to sort out all your dreams and aspirations but we would work to make come true your expectation in a systematic way,” the Mayor said.

He added that Mahadevapura zone earlier came under City Municipal Council (CMC) and faced many civic problems like road, drain, water, street light but ever since the zone came under the BBMP limits, the scene had changed to a great extent. He added that all the change was brought here due to the inflow of funds in the BBMP.

He however, admitted that the water crisis is still persisting in the area. Nataraj assured the crowd that the water problem may be there only for a year till the Cauvery fourth phase-second stage reach there to supply 500 MLD water. To sort out water crisis nine borewells would be dug up in the area, he said.

MLC Dayananda said the water crisis had worsened in the entire City because people knew how to exploit ground water but do not know to recharge it. “Even after digging bore wells up to 1,000-1,200 feet, people are not sure that they would get water. Never in the past water table had gone down to such a low,” said Dayananda.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Higher Education Aravind Limbavali said the scheme is to benefit weaker section and only the needy should be the beneficiaries of the government schemes. People should utilise the schemes but not misuse it. “The beneficiaries should remember that there are many other people who are in dire need of government’s welfare scheme,” said Limbavali.

MLA unhappy with scheme

The BBMP this year would spend Rs 27 lakh in the Mahadevapura zone alone for deaddiction but the Higher Education Minister Aravind Limbavali who is also the MLA of the area, is unimpressed with the scheme.

“I have strong reservations about its success. Our Chief Minister had banned it (arrack) but I wonder where it comes from during the election. The success rate of the programme is too low,” said the Minister. He advised the tipplers to give up the bad habit for the sake of their families .

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