Udupi: Pending BPL issues will be sorted-out soon – Food Director Devdas Hebbar

Udupi: “The pending applications for issuing BPL cards will be processed after reviewing”, said the food director. He was answering to a question raised by a member in the General Body Meeting of the Taluk Panchayat here on July 2.
“Those applications that have been scrutinised for issuing of BPL cards will be printed in a week’s time. People can find the status of their applications in the respective panchayats”, he added.

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Devdas Hebbar said that veterinary hospital in Padubelle was not functioning well due to the shortage of staff. People are finding it difficult to vaccinate their cows. Animal Husbandry Director said that the doctor was available and the hospital is functioning well. The contact details of the doctor will be made available for the public in Padubelle. Hebbar also expressed his concern over the delay and hurdles in levelling the land notified to be granted to the poor. The Executive officer said that a letter has been sought from the Moodubelle panchayat which will be sent to Rajiv Gandhi Housing Board for releasing funds for levelling the land.

Ram Kulal said that hurdles for sand mining was creating problems in the construction work. The cost of one load of sand is rupees 12,000 which cannot be afforded by the poor. The executive engineer said that he would write a letter to deputy commissioner seeking for relaxation in sand mining. Ram Kulal urged the Tahsildar to request the deputy commissioner to draft a sand mining code.

Bhaskar said that the electric poles are not able to withstand the fierce winds and rains in the coastal region. He also said that the problems in the supply of electricity in Padubidri region is making it difficult for the people to live peacefully. The Executive officer directed the MESCOM to urge their higher officials to operate a sub-station in Padubidri.

Guruprasad, Tahsildar and Taluk Magistrate said that the school authorities should brief on the validity of the income and caste certificates. The income and caste certificates are valid for 5 years from the date of issue. The school authorities should not mislead the students on the same. He also said that 8 cases of endosulfan were identified in Bommarbettu and 9 in Perdoor. The relief from the government to endosulfan victims was deposited in their respective bank accounts. People living in temporary huts at Haradi will be rehabilitated, he added.

Veronica Cornelio said that staff shortage in Bramhavar Special Tahsildar’s office is affecting the general public, they are made to stand in long queues. Tahsildar Guruprasad said that staff will be hired on contract basis which will hasten the processes.

A member urged the Tahsildar to send the proposal to the government for establishing Town Municipality Council in Bramhavar. Tahsildar said that the gram panchayats need to pass a resolution on the same and then the proposal will be submitted to the government.

Sunitha Naik, President Taluk Panchayat; Ganesh Kumar, Vice-President Taluk Panchayat; Executive Officer and others were present.

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