Govt aid to poor land allotment beneficiaries
RAICHUR: The district administration is contemplating to take measures to create confidence among the poor who have been allotted land in Sindhanur taluk. Two hundred and fortyone beneficiaries were allotted 1,145 acres of land in Sindhanur taluk. The land was in the possession of landlords.
Among the beneficiaries 75 per cent belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The rest are members of the backward class and minorities. The beneficiaries are apprehensive of the landlords who owned the land so far. The government has prepared records of the land in the name of the beneficiaries to instil confidence in them.
The officials have plans to provide all assistance to the beneficiaries to cultivate the land. Of the total land, direct cultivation is possible in 583 acres. Officials of the social welfare department, the agriculture department and the lead bank have been asked to provide agriculture equipment, seeds and fertilisers. The remaining 221 acres in nine villages are already irrigated and steps are being taken up to develop the land.
The district administration feels that the remaining 362 acres of land can be developed by irrigating them either by lift irrigation schemes or by digging borewells. The taluk panchayat and Tungabhdra Command Area Development authorities will be asked to explore the possibilities.
Tahsildar Sindhanur has been asked to prepare a list of the beneficiaries along with village-wise and grama panchayat-wise survey numbers and provide the list to the zilla panchayat chief executive officer, the lead bank manager, agriculture and social welfare departments, Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Development Corporation, minorities development corporations.
The agriculture department officials have been asked to visit the lands allotted to study and report on the cultivable position of the land from existing one and the procedures to be adopted for the cultivation stage by stage and the financial assistance needed for the same by May 21.
Deputy Commissioner Kumar Naik is contemplating to provide training to the beneficiaries in poultry farming, dairy farming etc. He is in touch with the concerned department officials.
He discussed with the women and children welfare department officials at length to explore the possibilities of providing facilities to women among the beneficiaries by enrolling them as members of the self-help groups under Sthree Shakti Scheme.
He directed the officials of the taluk panchayat to prepare a list of the homeless among the beneficiaries to bring them under housing schemes.
The Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited officials have been asked to provide them electricity under Bhagya Jyothi Scheme