Farmers call DC during Phone-in programme

Mysuru: Displaying the plight of farmers, Raghu, a farmer from Kollahatti Village called in the District Commissioner C Shikha during a phone-in programme and narrated his ordeal over ruined crops.

During the phone conversation, he said that he had grown 4 acres of banana, after taking a loan from money lenders due to irrigation problems. The crops did not yield anything which led to a financial crisis. He could not pay the money and hence the money lenders began hounding him and in a bid to escape from them, he left the village and is now in a miserable condition.

On hearing this, the DC ordered the Deputy Director of the Horticulture department Nagaraju to trace the person and solve the issue.

A similar incident occurred when Shankar, a villager complained that a government place is being used for a cow shed at his village which is against to law. Reacting to this an officer said a complaint has been registered at Law Court and the decision is awaited.

Following such cases, the DC ordered the officers to conduct a raid on unlicensed money lenders. Reacting to this, an officer said that the raid is in vogue. They have raided 18 cases against the money lenders across the district.

She also ordered the Agricultural Department officials to give importance to field work and utilise the Raitha Samparka Kendra. She ordered the officers to form committees work towards the development of tribes.

On receiving a complaint on illegal sand transportation and betting at Kadakola, she ordered the officers to conduct a raid and take strict action.

As many as 12 calls were received by the DC during the one hour phone in programme. Civic amenities, library, drainage problems were also brought to the notice of DC at the programme.



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