Saturday, December 19, 2015

299 HKRDB works are yet to start in Bidar district

Source: The Hindu

Various departments are yet to start 299 works sanctioned under the Hyderabad Karnataka Regional Development Board’s action plans in the district.

Some of them have been delayed by over three years, it was revealed in a progress review meeting in the zilla panchayat in Bidar on Friday.

Of the 14,499 works planned under MNREGA, only 1,162 are complete. As many as 3,378 works are under progress and 9,958 are yet to be started. Of the 9,052 community based works, only 554 are complete. 1,333 are under progress. The rest are yet to start.

Of the 3,172 water shed and bore well recharge works planned, 196 are complete. Another 1414 are under progress and 1562 are yet to start. Of the 395 school development works, 73 are complete and 140 are in progress. Officers are yet to start 182 works. Of the 39,000 toilets sanctioned, work orders were issued for 20,000 units and 10,000 were completed.

Of the 172 godowns planned, eight are complete and 111 are in progress. Of the 52 works yet to be started, 28 did not have designated government land, officials said. Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tewari said that he would instruct tahsildars to provide land for public godowns and instructed officials to start work soon. E.V. Ramana Reddy, district nodal secretary, instructed officials to ensure that all the sanctioned works had to be started and ended on time, while ensuring quality of work.

Drought relief

He asked officials to take up drought relief works under MNREGA to reduce migration and address water supply scarcity.

Gudur Bhimsen, deputy secretary, Gautam Arali, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan coordinator, and other officials were present.


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