Even as the strike for Samaikyandhra by government employees continues, the district administration is keeping a watch on the supply of fertilizers and trying to get rainfall data in the district.
A rail rake of fertilizers had arrived in the district from Vizianagaram last week and a ship laden with fertilizers berthed at the harbour here on Monday, and there is no problem with fertilizers, Collector Solomon Arokia Raj said on Monday.
September’s allotment of 10,000 tonnes of urea had reached the district after a buffer stock of just 500 tonnes was available in the district 10 days ago and the fertilizer supply was being monitored from his peshi, Mr. Arokia Raj told reporters.
A bankers’ meet would be held for finalising credit action plan for rabi, while 80 per cent of kharif credit target was achieved.
Regarding rainfall, the report of which should have been submitted by Monday but could not be done due to strike by the employees, the Collector said the Revenue Divisional Officers would send consolidated reports and data from the automatic weather recording stations would also be obtained.
The administration is waiting for instructions from the Petroleum Ministry on whether to continue with the process of linking Aadhaar card number with LPG connection for the direct cash transfer scheme, in accordance with the recent Supreme Court ruling.
A decision was expected soon during the regular teleconference the Joint Secretary (petroleum marketing) of the Union Ministry holds with Collectors and Joint Collectors, Mr. Arokia Raj said.
The district had received Rs. 25 crore towards payment to the beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS for the work done during July and August. The banks have agreed to start disbursing the amount from Tuesday, he said. A sum of Rs. 10 crore towards relief for the Nilam cyclone victims was also received. This was in addition to the Rs. 13 crore received in the past.
Incidence of dengue was more in urban areas and the Chief Medical Officer and Biologist of GMVC and DMHO are coordinating with each other in taking preventive measures. In the Agency area the incidence was 30 per cent less compared to last year. Spraying of anti-mosquito chemical commenced in the area and the Aasha and health workers were told to monitor the incidence of dengue Joint Collector Pravin Kumar was also present.