Udupi, July 12, 2015 : Vinaykumar Sorake, Urban Development Minister, on July 11 said that efforts were on to set up a sub-registrar’s office and a sub-treasury.
He was speaking after distributing facilities for beneficiaries of government schemes at Kaup. Minister Sorake said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had given the nod for setting up the sub-registrar’s office and the sub-treasury. Efforts would also be made to shift the Udupi South Block Education Office from Udupi. Steps were being taken so that people need not have to go to Udupi for their work.
It had been possible to get these facilities here as Kaup had been upgraded to a Town Municipal Council (TMC) with the merger of Kaup, Uliyargoli, Mallar and Padu gram panchayats. The Assistant Commissioner had been appointed as the administrator of the TMC. “Our ultimate aim is to make Kaup, a taluk headquarters,” he said.
A sum of Rs. 100 crore would be spent for development works in Kaup TMC, including the Rs. 32 crore already sanctioned for drinking water and sanitation facilities. Drinking water for the town would be supplied from Manipura village. All villages en route too would get drinking water. A solid waste management plant would also be set up here.
BPL cards : Minister Sorake said that Udupi district was in the second spot in the distribution of below the poverty Line (BPL) cards in the State. In spite of this, 7,000 persons in the district were yet to receive their BPL cards. This figure also included applications for the renewal of BPL cards. BPL cards to all these families must be provided in the next three months.
Ministr Sorake said that sites had been given to 600 landless persons in Kaup Assembly Constituency. Though there was shortage of land in the constituency, efforts would be made to give sites to 700 more landless persons. The objective of holding such programmes was to provide government facilities to the people at their door steps. Such programmes were being held in all gram panchayats in the constituency. He handed over a cheque for Rs. 1 lakh to Appi Karkera, wife of fisherman Ramesh Karkera, who drowned in the Arabian Sea recently.