Officials asked to create awareness among rural masses
People with disabilities and senior citizens should make proper use of the facilities under various schemes implemented by the State and Union Governments, Zilla Panchayat Vice-President Shrishailgouda Biradar has said.
Mr. Biradar was speaking after inaugurating a workshop aimed at creating awareness about various government schemes for the people with disabilities and senior citizens at the zilla panchayat auditorium here on Tuesday. He cited the lack of awareness among beneficiaries as a reason for this situation.
“It is the responsibility of district level officers to identify eligible beneficiaries in the district and inform them about the facilities available and ensure that the benefits reach them,” he added.
Deputy Commissioner S.S. Pattanshetty advised the officers concerned to conduct such workshops on regular intervals to create awareness about government's initatives among rural masses.
Zilla Panchayat President Shankrubai Chalawadi presided over the function and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer A.N. Patil was present at the function.