Sunday, May 07, 2006

More funds to Naxal-prone panchayats

Sunday May 7 2006 11:28 IST

SHIMOGA: The State Government has identified 14 Grama Panchayats in the district as Naxal-prone and granted additional funds of Rs 20 lakh for infrastructure development, said ZP CEO N Shivakumar.

Speaking to reporters he said works would start under Kugrama-Sugrama Scheme very soon and would be completed within a year as per the action plan to be prepared by Grama Sabhas.

Road works would be conducted at the needy villages. School buildings would be repaired and drinking water would be supplied in such rural parts, he said.

Beneficiary grama panchayats identified are Banukuli, Chanagonda (Sagar Taluk), Nittur, Sampagodu, Yedur (Hosanagar Taluk), Tirthahalli, Agumbe, Bidaragodu, Bejjvalli, Kudumallige, Honnetalu and Megaravali (Tirthahalli Taluk), Singanamane (Bhadravathi Taluk), he said.

Around 500 families in these GPs who are homeless would get homes under Indira Awas Scheme. Around 600 unemployed youth would get training with the financial help and subsidies from banks under self-employment scheme, he added.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT: Coastal belt districts including Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Kolar in Karnataka were in the list of 69 districts across the country which have been identified as disaster-prone, he revealed. Recently Shivakumar, along with Bijapur Deputy Commissioner, was sent to undergo training to train other officers in State on ‘Disaster Management’.

He gave details about the five-day training camp on Disaster Management jointly organised by the Yashawanthrao Chavan Administrative Training Institute, Pune and the Lal Bahadur Academy, Mussouri which was attended by him recently. Central Government has launched training camps and workshops on ‘Disaster Management’ for the officers across the country.

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