Drinking water supply problems echo in Chikkamagaluru ZP general meeting

It has been resolved to take a delegation of Zilla Panchayat members to the chief minister and rural development minister to urge them to provide extra grants for drinking water supply.

The decision was taken during the all-member general meeting of Zilla Panchayat on Thursday.

MLC M K Pranesh suggested taking a delegation to the chief minister and the rural development minister and urge them to provide more grants for drinking water supply, to which all members agreed and decided to pass a resolution on the same.

The members, irrespective of the parties, complained that 90% of the grants towards drinking water supply, is deducted for electricity costs. Hence, the rest of the amount is not sufficient for the implementation of the works.

Member Mahesh Wadiyar said that the grants towards the construction of toilets have not reached the bank accounts of 260 beneficiaries in Kadur taluk, owing to the negligence of the officials. The panchayat development officers have wrongly mentioned the bank account numbers of the beneficiaries.

Zilla Panchayat CEO R Ragapriya assured of solving the problem. ZP President requested all members to join hands towards making the district free from open defecation.

Member Divya Dinesh demanded action against Koppa Hospital Administrative Officer Neelakanthappa for distributing expired medicine in the hospital. She urged to conduct inspections in every taluk hospitals.

Vice President N S Ramaswamy warned that the district health and family welfare officer will be made responsible if the health of people is adversely affected due to the intake of expired medicine.

The members from all parties took the Chief Executive Officer to task for not inviting the ZP president, vice president and standing committee chairpersons, to the meeting of the hostel wardens. Legislator D N Jivaraj intervened in the matter and directed the official to be careful not to repeat the mistake in future.

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