'Pension scheme to cover 32,000 families in C'magalur'

'Pension scheme to cover 32,000 families in C'magalur'

SKDRDP will construct 15,000 toilets during 2012-13

Sri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) district director Lingappa Bangera said that family pension scheme will cover 32,000 families in Chikmagalur district.

Addressing a press meet here on Saturday, he said it has been proposed to lend Rs 200 crore loan to the poor families.

About 17,000 families will be brought under the umbrella of Jeevana Madhura policy. It has been proposed bring 1,300 cattle under the policy ambit.

Of 17,816 families, 16,660 acre agriculture land will be developed. As many as 270 programmes will be chalked out under Nagarika Prajna Abhiyana.

Watershed development programmes will be taken up in 2,000 places. About 250 colonies will be developed during the period.

He said 12,000 houses will be repaired. About 15,000 toilets will be constructed. Electricity connection will be provided to 1,900 houses in the district. Gobar gas unit will be set up in 425 houses.

Solar lamps will be given to 190 families. The SKDRDP will distribute monthly honorarium for 122 families. About 1,000 new Self-Help Groups will be formed in the district, he added.

Bangera said since the inception of the SKDRDP, as many as 9,667 Self-Help Groups have been formed in the last five years. A sum of Rs one crore has been earmarked for agriculture and construction of toilets.

About 17,530 toilets have been constructed so far.

A sum of Rs 2.46 crore will be utilised for the purchase of teaching aid, furnitures for the schools. Agriculture activities will be taken up in 80,755 acre land. A sum of Rs 14.15 lakh has been disbursed as insurance claim for the cattle.

Four villages have already been identified as organic village and 600 vermi compost units have been constructed in these villages. To supply pure drinking water to the villagers, ‘shudda ganga’ units have been set up in Shivani, Yagati, Panchanahalli. Twenty five more shudda Ganga units will be set up in the district soon.

Under ‘Sujnana nidhi’ programme, a sum of Rs 23 lakh has been utilised for the education of 450 students. About 100 unemployed youth were given training in self-employment, he added.

Taluk project officers Lakshman, Dinesh, Mahesh, Nagarathna, Seethappa were present.

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