Wednesday, March 2, 2011

[ZESTCaste] ‘Funds meant for SC/STs should reach them’

Deputy Commissioner warns action against GPs diverting funds

'Funds meant for SC/STs should reach them'
Madikeri, March 1, DHNS :

The 22.75 per cent funds earmarked for the development of SC/ST must
reach the beneficiaries, said Deputy Commissioner K H Ashwathanarayana

Deputy Commissioner K H Ashwathanarayana Gowda presiding over a
district vigilance committee meeting. SP Manjunath Annigeri,
Tahsildars Devaraj, Sowmya Gowda and others look on. DH PhotoSpeaking
at a district-level vigilance committee meeting on Tuesday, he said
few gram panachayats are diverting the funds earmarked for the
development of SC/ST to the development of road and other development
works. If the district administration receives such complaint, then
stringent action will be initiated against the implementation
officers, he warned.

Rs 1 crore

He said the government has released a sum of Rs one crore to the
development of Valmiki Bhavana in district headquarters. There is
scarcity of land in Madikeri. The district administration is searching
for suitable land for the construction of the Bhavana, he informed.

Tribal leader J P Raju said "a large number of tribals reside in
Virajpet. If Valmiki Bhavana is constructed at Virajpet, it will
benefit the people."

Reacting to it, the DC said that suitable decision will be taken after
holding discussion with the elected representatives.

Somwarpet taluk Social Welfare officer said the work on Ambedkar
Bhavana is under progress in the taluk. All efforts are being made to
mobilise the additional funds.

Virajpet taluk Social Welfare Officer Chennaiah said Assembly Speaker
K G Bopaiah will lay foundation stone to the Ambedkar Bhavana at the

Title deeds

Palani Prakash urged the authorities to allot title deeds to the SC/ST
who are residing in the district for the last several years.

Zilla Panchayat CEO N Krishnappa said that he will stay at Baligodu
Ekalavya Residential School on March 5 to solve the problems in the

SP Manjunath Annigeri said the police department will respond to the
complaint filed by the SC/STs.

District Social Welfare Officer Rajesh Gowda spoke on the facilities
given to the SC/STs in the district. Madikeri Tahsildar Sowmya Gowda,
Somwarpet Tahsildar Devaraju, Virajpet
Tahsildar Hanumantharayappa spoke on title deeds.


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