June 25, 2018: Kota Srinivas Poojary, MLC, made a statement that that a conference of gram panchayat (GP) members of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts would be held at Kota Shivaram Karanth Theme Park at Kota in Udupi district on June 29.
He told presspersons here that nearly 1,000 gram panchayat members from the two districts would be participating in the event.
They would be informed about getting adequate finances from the government.
The funds allotted to the Gram Panchayats by both the Union and State governments was going to an escrow account to pay the pending electricity dues of these bodies.
This left the panchayats with little funds to take up development works. Even those gram panchayats which had cleared all their electricity bills had to struggle to get money as the government departments passed the buck.
This matter would be discussed during the conference along with other issues, Mr. Poojary said.
Dinakar Babu, president of zilla panchayat, and Nalini P. Rao, president of Udupi Taluk Panchayat, were present.