District in-charge and Minister for Excise M.P. Renukacharya has expressed dissatisfaction over the slow progress in implementing various schemes of the State and Union governments.
Speaking at the Karnataka Development Programme review meeting here on Thursday, Mr. Renukacharya said that there were differences in the figures given by the departments of Agriculture, Revenue, Watershed and the CESC. He took the officials to task for not furnishing the actual figures.
He instructed the CESC officials to provide power supply to borewells drilled under the Ganga Kalyana scheme. He warned the CESC officials that action would be taken against them if they failed to provide power supply to tribal settlements.
Hanur MLA Narendra took CESC officials to task for achieving only 40 per cent progress under the Ganga Kalyan scheme. Mr. Narendra also took Nirmithi Kendra officials and the Deputy Director of Public Instruction to task for not taking steps to construct classrooms at the Ellamala school. He said that students had to sit under a tree and learn their lessons.
Chamarajanagar MLA Puttarangashetty asked the Assistant Director of the APMC whether the Rs. 10-crore funds announced in the budget to set up the turmeric market at the APMC yard were released.
The APMC officer said that funds were yet to be released.
Later, Mr. Renukacharya urged the officials to take steps to expedite works and spend the funds before March-end.
K. Amarnarayan, Deputy Commissioner; Mallikarjunappa, MLC; Sundar Naik, Chief Executive Officer of the zilla panchayat, were present.