Village-to-village survey to be done

Staff Reporter

To identify huts under Kalaignar Housing scheme

DINDIGUL: A village-to-village direct survey will be taken up in the district from March 29 to identify huts under Kalaignar Housing Scheme. A special committee comprising village administrative officer, panchayat assistant and mass welfare official was established at village panchayat levels to undertake the survey, said Collector M. Vallalar.

Talking to press persons here on Monday, he said that this survey would be conducted in all 306 panchayats continuously for 26 days, ending on April 23.

This detailed survey was planned on the basis of pilot study carried out in February.

To monitor the survey, a higher-level monitoring committee led by officers in Departments of Revenue and Rural Development.

In the meanwhile, special training will be imparted to three groups of surveyors, each comprising 20 officials. The Collector, district revenue officer and project officer for District Rural Development Agency will train these master trainers.

The training for 60 master trainers will be held in two phases on March 17 and March 24.

These master trainers would train other survey officials and monitoring officers in two phases on March 19 and 26, he added.

The district administration has also organised an exclusive training for monitoring officers on March 30 to clarify doubts and weed out practical difficulties faced by them on the first day of field work.

The monitoring work will restarts on March 31. Mr. Vallalar appealed to the people living in huts to extend full cooperation with officials in executing the scheme properly.

After the launch of special mental health programme for children, the district administration would take up mental health programme for adolescents in the next phase to identify and solve psychological problems of adolescent boys and girls, the collector announced.

DRDA Project Officer A. Arun Mani accompanied him.