Mangaluru, April 23, 2015: Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim has informed that 38 per cent progress has been registered in the ongoing social and educational census in the district. He exuded confidence that the enumerators would complete the remaining work within a week’s time.
Addressing a review meeting convened at his office here on April 23, Thursday, the DC once again appealed to the public to give full particulars to the enumerators who visit their houses. The forms which are used by the enumerators can be viewed by downloading them from www.mangalorecity.gov.in, www.dk.nic.in and http://zpdk.kar.nic.in),the DC further informed.
Pointing out that the Chief Minister has already warned that the DCs would be held responsible for incomplete census works, he sought the co-operation of everyone for the success of the census.
On the sand mining, the Deputy Commissioner said anyone found using the CRZ permit for mining in non-CRZ areas will face strict action. He also gave information regarding the number of permits granted for sand mining on the banks of Netravati and Gurupur rivers.
The Deputy Commissioner also informed that between March 15 to April 15, 47 cases of illegal sand transportation have been detected and a fine of Rs 5.83 lakh collected. He also stated that 35 cases of excess weight in sand transportation have been detected during the period and a fine of Rs 2.64 lakh collected. He informed that four cases have been registered in raids on illegal sand mining area, while six cases of inter-state sand smuggling have been detected and Rs 1.45 lakh fine collected.
He further informed that a total of 205 vehicles were seized in operation against illegal sand transportation held on April 20 and 21. The number of vehicles seized in Mangaluru taluk is 45, in Belthangady it is 34, Puttur-36, Moodbiri-15, Bantwal-46, Kadaba-1 and Sullia-28.
Vehicles transporting excess loads of sand will be served show cause notice to which they will have to reply within three days, the DC said and added Tahsildars have been directed to keep a watch on sand vehicles every day. The seized vehicles will have to pay a penalty upto Rs 25000, the DC said and added that all vehicles should possess weigh slips.
As many as 500 officials have been authorised to inspect sand lorries in the district, the DC informed.
The DC said there were a total of 5846 public borewells and open wells in the district as per the report of the District Ground Water Authority. He also elaborated upon the rules to dig bore wells or open wells and added awareness banners will be put up in various parts of the district. Additional DC Sadashiva Prabhu, ZO CEO Srividya and other officials were present.