Survey of homeless people planned in Kolar district

Survey of homeless people planned in Kolar district

The District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee has resolved to conduct a survey of siteless and shelterless people in the limits of each Gram Panchayat for identifying beneficiaries for housing schemes.

Speaking at a meeting of the Committee recently, Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Trilok Chandra said that the Panchayat Development Officers of respective Gram Panchayats should collect information about the siteless and shelterless people in the limits of respective GPs.

The deputy commissioner said that the tahsildars and executive officers should join hands with the PDOs for conducting the survey. The responsibility in urban areas should be taken up by the executive officer and commissioner of town municipalities and City Municipal Councils respectively. He said that government land should be identified for constructing houses and in case of non-availability of government lands, suitable plan should be chalked out for purchasing agriculture land or private land, he said. The deputy commissioner sought a report on the shelterless people in the district by December 20. Allotment of site or houses earlier should be kept in mind while selecting beneficiaries for housing schemes, he added.

Lok Sabha member K H Muniyappa said that the distribution of cows to the people of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes was not being conducted propertly. He said that as many as 3,192 applications relating to distribution of cows were still pending. He directed the officials of Social Welfare department to verify these applications and forwarded them to banks in a week. He wanted the officials to give information about the banks which refuse to disburse loans for purchase of cows. “Lodge a criminal complaint against the managers of such banks. Hold a meeting with the managers of all the banks,” Muniyappa told the deputy commissioner and the chief executive officer of Zilla Panchayat.

Joint Director of Agriculture department M Raju said that the recent rains have damaged 98 per cent of ragi crops in the district. This would bring down the yield and lead to fodder shortage in the summer, he added. Muniyappa said that steps should be taken to grow fodder on the lands of Horticulture or Agriculture department. “If possible grow fodder in government land or Gomala in each taluk. Don’t depend on the government for fodder,” he advised.

Deputy Director of Public Instructions Anjinappa told the meeting that 188 anganwadi buildings and 128 government school buildings have been damaged due to the rains and he appealed for their immediate repair. Muniyappa directed the officials of Public Works department to take up repair work at the earliest.