Many schemes discussed; resolutions passed

MGNREGS, commissioning of new electric transformers, poverty alleviation, detecting of bogus ration cards, and child marriages were some of the major topics of discussion at the gram sabha meetings held in Krishnagir and Dharmapuri districts on Thursday. Meetings were held in all the 584 village panchayats in these districts.

In Krishangiri, District Collector, C. Maheshwaran, attended the gram sabha meeting at Chinnaganapalli village in Immidinayakkanapalli panchayat in Shoolagiri Panchayat Union.

Panchayat president Y. Pushpa presided over the meeting. Over 300 villagers, including senior citizens, and differently-abled, turned up at the meeting held under a huge papal tree.

Twelve resolutions were passed at the meeting, including a request to the Tamil Nadu Energy Generation Corporation (TANGEDCO) to commission new transformers at three villages in the panchayat.

Expenses

The expenses incurred under the general fund of the panchayats showed that MGNREGS works were undertaken at a cost of Rs. 17.56 lakh, electricity tariff was paid to TANGEDCO to the tune of Rs. 3.99 lakh.

The names of ten beneficiaries selected for the Green House scheme launched by the Chief Minister for 2011-12 was also placed before the gram sabha.

Madhu alias Hemanth, chairman, Shoolagiri Panchayat Union; Lakshminarayanan, tahsildar, Hosur; P. Periyasamy, Assistant Director, Panchayats, and Block Development Officers, among others participated.

In Dharmapuri, District Collector R. Lilly attended a gram sabha meeting at Kodiyur village in A. Chettihalli panchayat in Nallampalli Panchayat Union.

The accounts of ration shop were submitted at the meeting for community auditing.

The records of the MGNREG were audited at the meeting.

Ms. Lilly called up on the villagers to construct toilets at their homes with the government subsidy of Rs. 3,200.

She asked the people to inform the district administration about bogus ration cards. Child marriages should not be encouraged, she said adding that those aiding and abetting such acts would be punished.

Child marriages

People should inform about such marriages on toll free number 1098.

Pudhu Vazhvu project would be implemented in the district. The project envisages identifying those living Below Poverty Line and helping them.

A committee comprising the panchayat president, Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, and members of SHGs had been constituted for the purpose, she said.

Munusamy, chairman, Nallampalli Panchayat Union; C.K. Veerannan, Project Officer, DRDA; Subramani, District Supply

Officer; and panchayat president Saravanan participated.

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