Sanganna seeks report on ongoing water schemes

Karadi Sanganna, MP, while expressing his displeasure with the inordinate delay in the completion of the multi-village drinking water schemes (MVS), wanted the officials concerned to submit a detailed report on the ongoing schemes.

Presiding over the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) here on Wednesday, Mr. Sanganna said: “The purpose of introducing MVS was to provide drinking water to the people. But most of the schemes have not been completed, including Mundargi and 87 village phase I & II. Executing the works of laying pipelines with an unscientific design had caused huge loss. Government funds are going down the drain due to the negligence of officials,” he said and wanted the official of Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation department to submit a detailed report on the design adopted, funds allotted and spent so far.

He also took exception to not achieving the target under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the district. Pointing out that Rs. 105.88 crore, as against the fiscal target of Rs. 140.83 crore, was spent recording only 75 % utilisation, the MP wanted an explanation from the officials concerned over the achievement being below the target.

He instructed the officials of the Agricultural Department to ensure that the farmers are able to get quality seeds and fertilizers owing to good rain during the current kharif season and also wanted them to publicise Raitha Suraksha and the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana among farmers. He also took exception to the delay in the distribution of soil health cards.

Objecting to the delay in the completion of laying of the cement concrete main road in Koppal city and also the underground drainage system, he said that it was only added to the plight of the people.

M. Kanagavalli, Deputy Commissioner, who was present, directed the officials of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to complete the ongoing works expeditiously and install streetlights too to avoid inconvenience to the road users and also accidents.

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