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DISHA Meet: Officials slammed over water supply, road, toilet issues

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Nashik: Meeting of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) on Friday witnessed storm over bad condition of roads in a rural area, corruption in Payjal Yojana and pending grant for toilet construction.

MPs Hemant Godse and Bharati Pawar rebuked the officials. The District Collector has ordered to furnish information about the number of applications received under Sanjay Gandhi Yojana and other Yojanas and beneficiaries within eight days.

The meeting was held in Niyojan Bhavan at the district collectorate. District Collector Suraj Mandhare, Zilla Parishad chairperson Balasaheb Kshirsagar and chief executive officer Dr Leena Bansod were present for the meeting.

The issues like water supply, roads, toilets, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, agriculture and Sanjay Gandhi Yojana were discussed. There is a lack of proper roads in hamlets in Trimbakeshwar, Igatpuri, Surgana and Peth tehsils.

Though 70 years have been passed since independence, there are no proper roads here, raised DISHA members. It was ordered that Panchayat Samiti should take immediate note of this and construct roads immediately.

Government is implementing Sanjay Gandhi Yojana, Shravanbal Yojana and Indira Gandhi Yojana for poor, orphan, disabled and widow. State and central government give fund for these.

Why there is less number of beneficiaries in Deola and Kalvan tehsils in comparison to Dindori and Malegaon (rural) tehsils, asked MP Bharati Pawar.

Those needy have to make rounds of tehsil offices to get the benefit of the schemes. Officials are not working properly, she said. Replying to this officials informed that there is condition to have below the poverty level (BPL) card and there is less number of beneficiaries.

Thereafter District Collector Suraj Mandhare instructed to table a report about the number of applications received, valid applications and reasons behind invalid applications.

Of the total of 12 schemes under Payjal Yojana for 2018-19, works of 9 schemes have been completed. Works of rest three schemes are in progress.

The central government has introduced Har Ghar Jal Yojana and water will be given to every household in rural area through water connection. A total of 55 litres of water will be given per person.

Earlier, the percentage was 40 litres of water. Zilla Parishad water supply department informed that demand for fund of Rs 20 crore was made for this. At that time members complained of corruption on a large scheme in Payjal Yojana.

A total of 7,264 toilets have been constructed in the city under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and grant of Rs 12,000 has been given to the concerned, informed municipal officials and added construction work of 13,000 toilets in the rural area is in progress.

Members on the occasion complained that beneficiaries have to make rounds of banks to get the grant.

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