Staff Reporter

He enquires about their problems and status of welfare schemes

Srikakulam : District Collector N. Srikanth won the hearts of people of Karakavalasa village in L.N. Peta mandal during his visit on Tuesday by closely interacting with them.

He visited every lane of the village and stopped at houses to personally enquire about their problems and the status of implementation of welfare schemes in their village.

He interacted with old men and women and asked if they were benefiting from the pension scheme.

He instructed MPDO Sachidevi to arrange for pension when some complained that they were not receiving the benefit.


He also enquired from the beneficiaries of Indiramma housing on the status of their units. Of the 435 houses sanctioned for the village, 135 could not be completed due to money and material crunch. He also sat with basket weaver families and enquired about their financial status and profitability of their products. He spoke to a septuagenarian Dindi Venkati and enquired about his financial status. He told the Collector that he got his five daughters married and had a private loan of Rs.1 lakh to repay. He visited an anganwadi centre and interacted with the workers and beneficiaries.

Reviewing the implementation of the mid-day meal scheme, he ordered for changing the SHG group implementing the scheme when children complained that eggs were not being given to them along with lunch.

RDO N. Satyanarayana, District Housing Manager Sambasiva Rao and others accompanied the Collector.