The State government has released Rs. 109 crore to the newly constituted taluk-level task forces headed by MLAs for maintenance and repair of rural roads.

Replying to A.B. Malakaraddy of the Congress during Question Hour in the Assembly on Wednesday, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj H.K. Patil said the task force comprises members of zilla and taluk panchayats and executive officers of taluk panhayats.

Monitoring

Assistant Executive Engineers of the ZPs would serve as secretaries of these task forces. The task force would look into various works, including filing up of pot holes, he said. However, members cutting across party affiliations observed that the funds allocated for repairs of rural roads were too meagre.

‘More funds possible’

Responding to this, Mr. Patil said it was only a beginning and the government would give more funds if necessary, in the future.

Taluk-level task forces entrusted with monitoring maintenance and repair

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