Now being the kharif season and the district economy predominantly depends on agriculture his first task is supply of seeds and fertilizers to farmers in time, said Kantilal Dande, who assumed charge as Collector on Tuesday.
His other priorities are education, medical and health. He signed on the first file in Telugu, an indication for other heads of government departments to communicate in Telugu. Prior to taking charge, Mr. Kantilal offered prayers at Sri Pydithalli Ammavaru temple. Talking to correspondents, Mr. Kantilal said he would encourage bankers to release crop loans to all registered tenant farmers. With regard to medical assistance to tribals and villagers in remote areas, he said he would take steps to hasten medical aid.
On pass percentage in SSC examinations, he said he was one for education with moral values instead of ranks and pass percentages. His job was to encourage children passed in public examinations to join higher courses. Stating that 41,000 representations from people were received at the recently concluded Revenue Sadassulu, most of which related to title deeds and pattadar passbooks, he would speed up computer-generated title deeds within the mandatory 45 days time.
On pOn Aadhaar cards, Mr. Kantilal said he would identify the problem for the delay in covering all families. Earlier, district officials welcomed him with bouquets.
I am for education with moral values instead of ranks and pass percentages.