DC holds enquiry on Koraga backwordness and projects

4:57 PM, Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

ITDPMangalore: The Union and state governments have earmarked Rs.3 crores 75 lakhs as grants for the fuller development of the koraga tribals regarded as the most backward community in D k district, said Dr. N. S. Chennappa Gowda on Tuesday here.
Dr. Gowda chaired a session at the DCO auditerium for Koraga tribals district level supervisory committee as chairman and announced Rs.40 lakhs required for community irrigation facilities and released a grant of Rs.20 lakhs to benefit waterworks in villages of Punaroor (Kinnigoli), Kilpady(Kakka), Kavattaru(Balkunje),Talippady(Kinnigoli), Beluvai, Badagamijaru, Gurpur, Shirkady and Nellikaru in Mangalore taluk for koraga tribes living there. When the koraga representatives told him that despite release of grants, no satisfactory work had been carried out, the D C asked Z P executive engineer Satyanarayana to report on the projects under completive in three days. In every work conducted, D C wanted to know how much money was paid to Mescom, and date of such payments.
Under community irrigation plan tender process is in progress. But work has not progressed and inch, D C warned. He demanded that projects and their fruits should reach the common people. He said strong action would be taken if projects related to koragas were neglected by district bureaucrats.
The D C also asked the officials to submit their reports on talukwise developmental progress so far by Monday next (June 13). He referred to various complaints received about bore wells not dug or connections not given, not creating open wells or not providing irrigation facilities on serious note. He told officials to prepare health plans for koragas, and programmes on educational awareness among them.

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