Mangaluru, April 21, 2015: Chairing a meeting of district level officials and villagers of Balpa village in Sullia taluk chosen by him under the scheme, Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel requested people to involve themselves in various development schemes of the government.
He also said that only such involvement will result in its success. People’s involvement in development schemes is far more important than that of the elected representatives or officials implementing them. Exhorting people to translate the ’MPs Model Village Scheme’ mooted by the Prime Minister as their own scheme.
MP Nalin Kumar said the above model village scheme aims at promoting health, education, cleanliness, and amity among villagers in the chosen village. The scheme aims at ensuring that villagers individually and collectively achieve all round progress in socio-economic aspects as well in environmental issues and all stakeholders should work towards this.
Regatrding right of villagers in raising demands pertaining to development works in their area, the MP said villagers too are obliged to pay their dues in time to the respective gram panchayats and aid the various development plans that a panchayat draws up. Incidentally, the villagers sought four primary health centers, development of school, branch of a nationalized bank, development of rural roads and installation of power transformers in the village.
Responding to complaints of illegal sale of liquor in the village, the MP instructed officials of both excise and police departments to check such crimes. The MP also instructed the officials to report on demands raised by the villagers at the meeting. Representatives of MRPL, OMPL, MSEZ, MCF and other stake holders present at the meeting too announced their contribution for the development of the village under the scheme.