GP Works to provide qualitative drinking water to schools: Shivashankar

7:38 PM, Saturday, July 31st, 2010
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Mangalore, July 31: Around 70 schools of Gram Panchayath have implemented the Stand alone water purification system under Drinking water scheme in DK for the year 2009-2010 at the cost of Rs 10.80 lakhs, said Shivaskankar, Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayath.
Addressing the media persons at the programme ‘Meet the Press’ held at Press Club on July 31, Saturday, he said that the government has also sanctioned the  amount of Rs 17.97 laks for the water purifier to be installed in 164 schools.
Every year the water problem arises in the month of February, March and April in Mangalore and Bantwal, hence the amounted of Rs 2 and half crore will be invested for the purpose and around 50 to 60 percent of the work has been done. In this regard the operation and maintenance has been scattered for the distribution and the only solution found is metering. GP works to provide qualitative water, apart from quantitative water, he informed.
At present around 127 Gram Panchayath have been completed metering, since there is pathetic situation for drinking water. Further this system will be replicated in all the places.
He also said that GP for the first time has brought Double entry system through the web based software system ‘Panchatantra’.  There is also a website Panchamitra, where the public can obtain the full information of Gram Panchayath, its population, assets and other general information for public domain, he said.
Dakshina Kannada is at the first place in implementing master data. GP’S all the investment, expenses and other information are monitored through online. He also said that around 203 Gram Panchayath has received the ‘Nirmal Puraskar’ for cleanliness. Apart from it, three blocks like Bantwal, Puttur and Belthangady also received this award.
Further the Gram Panchayath also looks forward to work on the solid waste management, land filling and vermin filling. The people of Gram Panchayath will be given Rs 63, 500 under the Basava Indira Housing Schemes to construct houses, in which 35,000 is given by central government, 15, 000 by State Government and Rs 10, 000 by differential interest given by the banks, where the loans are given which do not exceed 6 percent of interest, he added.
President of DK District Working Journalists’ Association Harsha presided over the programme. Press Club General Secretary P. B. Harish Rai made the welcome speech and proposed the vote of thanks.


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