Problems greet minister at Chamarajanagar

Problems greet minister at Chamarajanagar

Garbage heaps, substandard works welcome V Somanna during inspection tour

Housing and district in-charge minister V Somanna was greeted with problems like contaminated water and waste across the city during his visit on Sunday.

Garbage heaps at Gaalipura and Anwar Sha road was proof of negligence of the City Municipal Council (CMC). People aired their grievances in front of the officials.

Residents of Mahadeshwara Layout collected contaminated water from taps in buckets and showed it to the minister. They complained though contaminated water was supplied regularly, officials were not bothered about it. “Even people’s representatives have failed to solve the problem. There is threat of diseases spreading if such water is supplied,” they said. The officials and CMC commissioner present on the spot had no answers.

MLA C Puttarangashetty pointed out irregularities in road works under progress in the layout and said even the quality was poor.

Somanna directed the assistant commissioner to immediately conduct an inquiry into the irregularities and take action. Inspecting the construction site for Valmiki Bhavan, the minister directed evacuation of a house adjoining it and said prevailing market price would be provided as compensation.

He visited Karivaradaraja hills, where a water supply tank is being constructed and inspected construction of Vartha Bhavan and Kalamandir.

He directed the district administration to prepare a blue print for development of the city at a cost of Rs 100 crore. 

CMC president Bhagyamma, vice-president Selvi Babu, MLC K R Mallikarjunappa, DC K R Sundar, additional DC H T Chandrashekar, ZP CEO M R Somashekarappa, assistant commissioner A B Basavaraju, CHUDA president S Balasubramanya, CMC commissioner V H Krishnamurthy were present.

Rs two crore for drought relief

District in-charge minister V Somanna said Rs two crore would be sanctioned within a week for drought relief.

Speaking at the drought review meeting at the deputy commissioner’s office, he said, ‘goshalas’ should be opened and borewells should be dug next to them. There should be no scarcity of water for cattle, he said.

MLAs H S Mahadevaprasad, C Puttarangashetty, G N Nanjundaswamy and R Narendra, and MLC K R Mallikarjunappa were present.

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