Officials asked to coordinate with Department of Public Instruction in this regard

Chief Executive Officer of the Dharwad Zilla Panchayat C. Shikha has directed officials to ensure availability of drinking water in schools in rural areas of the district.

Speaking at the monthly Karnataka Development Programme review meeting here on Wednesday, Ms. Shikha said that there was no dearth of funds for the purpose and asked the officials to coordinate with the Department of Public Instruction in this regard. Referring to the need to improve the quality of education in the 1,411 anganwadis in the district, she asked officials to take anganwadi workers, who needed training, to centres where anganwadi workers were doing good work.

Chairing the meeting, president of the zilla panchayat Adiveppa Manami stressed the importance of officials paying regular visits to anganwadis and writing comments in the register books.

He asked Deputy Director of Women and Child Development Sarojini Kademani to take action in this regard.

Mr. Naik told the meeting that the district had received 63,000 applications from farmers under the Suvarna Bhoomi scheme aimed at small and marginal farmers. Of the 63,000, 27,841 beneficiaries would be selected under the scheme.

DDPI Vishnu Bhaskar Bhat told the meeting that distribution of textbooks in the district would be completed by June 1.

Chairman of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry Basavaraj Karadikoppa and others raised various issues during the meeting.


  • Distribution of textbooks to be over by June 1
  • 27,841 farmers to be selected under Suvarna Bhoomi

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