Moodbidri; Jan 07: Programme for the distribution of Pensions, ration cards and compensation for areca nut rotten disease was held on Jan 07, Tueday under the auspices of Shirtady village panchayat and Mangalore taluk panchayat in Shirtady village panchayat. K.Abhayachandra Jain,minister for youth welfare and fisheries has distributed 20 rotten diseases compensation,social security programme’s various programmes approved order letters 33, under Aadhara,hara adalat 152 BPL ration cards,Basava residential programmes 20 and Indira Gandhi Aavas project’s 13 cheques have been distributed to eligible beneficiaries.
Thereafter, while speaking, he informed about the facilities available from the government and justice will be made available through Adalat, he said.
Government has brought several good programmes for the sake of poors.But now due to some politically motivated interests of ban on areca nut, by staging protests, deceive the innocent people of villages. Even when government was implementing programme of rice at Rs 1 per kg, Ksheera Bhagya programmes or children, there were objections. Now it is in the name of Areca nut ban, protests are being conducted. If at all, government was contemplating to impose a ban on areca nut,it would not have given Rs 20 crore compensation to the affected people due to disease. Was it necessary to give compensation? he questioned. Government has implemented several programmes for the welfare of the areca nut crop growers and made them to live very happily with self-respect.
Mangalore’s assistant commissioner Dr.Prakash have given information about various programmes of the government.
Moodbidri tahsildar’s office’s food inspector Vasu shetty, informed about the various facilities for the BPL ration card holders.
Shirtady village panchayat president,Pradeep has presided over the function.Taluk panchayat member Rukmaya Poojary,Dharagudde village panchayat president Subhashchandra Chowta,Moodbidri tahslidar Ravichandra Nayak,PDO Prem Singh,former Mandala chief S.D.Sampath Samrajya,assistant tahsildar Abdurahman,Revenue inspector Somashekar Mayya,village accountants, Panchayat members, staff were present.