KARNATAKA

‘Inspect damage caused by rain'

Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (in-charge) Sameer Shukla has directed officials to inspect houses and fields that were damaged in the rain and submit proposals for relief.

He was speaking at the Karnataka Development Programme review meeting here on Wednesday.

Tahsildars have been instructed to submit detailed reports on possible cattle deaths, crop loss, and house damage. Officials of departments concerned, at the taluk level should submit details of losses incurred owing to damage to roads and bridges in the rain, Mr. Shukla said.

He asked officials to submit a list of works that were incomplete due to lack of funds. “We will try to provide the necessary funds soon,” he said.

Appointments

“The appointment of 283 workers to anganwadis should not be delayed,” the Deputy Commissioner said. He told officials of the Women and Child Welfare Department to complete the process in 15 days. “But, the process has to be transparent,” he added.

Beneficiaries identified

The zilla panchayat has identified 45,121 beneficiaries under the slum-free village scheme. Surveys were being conducted with the help of gram panchayat secretaries and a community organiser, officials informed the zilla panchayat president Naseemoddin Patel.

Vice-president Meenkashi Sangram observed that some homeless families had been left out of the survey and directed officials to include them.

‘No scarcity'

Mr. Patel said that distribution of fodder seeds to farmers had been stopped as there was no scarcity of fodder in the district now. “We will release these seeds if the need arises ,” he said.

Saplings

The Social Forestry Division had planted over 3 lakh saplings in the district. Saplings were being provided free of cost to gram panchayats.

They would be planted along the 350-km stretch of road built under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Social) Daulat Hussein said.

Deputy Commissioner directs officials to submit proposals for relief

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