Udupi, Oct 14, 2015: Speaking after distributing cheques to various Backward Class organisations for constructing community halls at a meeting held at the Udupi Taluk Panchayat, Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes said on Tuesday that community-based organisations of backward classes should disseminate information regarding various programmes and schemes, for the benefit of the community.
The government has granted Rs. 5.13 crore for organisations belonging to Backward Classes and minority communities for construction of community halls for their welfare in Udupi Assembly Constituency, here.
Congress MP Fernandes said the government had several schemes and programmes for the welfare of the backward classes. It would be better if all community-based organisations made a survey of their own communities to see if all government programmes were reaching the beneficiaries in their own community.
The Siddaramaih government was implementing the ‘Anna Bhagya’ scheme with the larger objective of making Karnataka “a hunger-free state,” Fernandes said.
Presiding over the function, Pramod Madhwaraj, MLA said the community-based organisations, which applied for government grants for construction of community halls, would get the amount allocated to them only when they produced the Utilisation Certificate. Those organisations wanting more money should provide revised estimates in the proper format and submit it to him in the next two days so that he could pursue it with the Ministry of Social Welfare. Janardan Tonse, Chairman of Udupi Urban Development Authority, Harish Gaonkar, District Officer for Backward Classes Welfare, were present.