CM's surpise visits to check corruption

87 officials booked, 31 jailed for collecting bribes from the poor to distribute ration cards

The official concerned will be immediately suspended and action will be taken if any cases of adulteration or malfunction were found, he said. He was speaking after distributing ration cards to Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families at a function organised by the Food and Civil Supplies in association with Department of Consumer Affairs at Cholanayakanahalli in Hebbal constituency here on Wednesday.

Yeddyurappa said that so far 87 officials have been booked with criminal charges and 31 jailed for collecting bribes from the poor to distribute ration cards. Stating that he was aware of the irregularities in distribution of kerosene , he said that he had given officials one year time to rectify.

He warned of stringent measures if the officials didn’t give up the practice.

Control room

Beneficiaries can avail of the dedicated control room number (18004259339) which had been arranged to receive compliant against any malpractice, he said.

The State government, he said, required Rs 1,000 crore to provide BPL cards, although the Centre had identified only 32 lakh beneficiaries in the State. The State government had 1.07 lakh identified beneficiaries in reality, he noted. 

Eradicating slums

The chief minister said that the State government proposed to eradicate all the slums in the next four years and give no room for new slums to come up. “We will build 3-4 storeyed buildings for slum-dwellers on Government land,” he added.
Yeddyurappa said that the Government was bound to provide employment, housing and education for the poor, on the same lines as the 'Hakku patra’ issued to 9,500 poor families in the City recently.

IT and BT Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu said that Rs 150 crore was sanctioned for development works in his constituency. Naidu said, "Around 150 borewells have been dug and pipeline have been laid to supply water.”

Six-day week 

Fair price shops will now work six days a week, with an off day on Tuesday, Food and Civil Supplies Minister H Halappad announced at the function. 

MP D B Chandre Gowda, Transport Minister R Ashok, Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda, MLC K B Munivenkata Reddy, Dr B R Ambedkar Development Corporation President D S Veeraiah and Food and Civil Supplies Commissioner H R Srinivas were present on the occasion.

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