– Collector Rahul Raj
Asifabad, September 21: Collector Rahulraj said that the survey should be conducted in a transparent manner without any controversy in giving titles to the eligible farmers applying under the ROFR Act. Project Officer of Utnoor Comprehensive Tribal Development Association Kari Varun Reddy, Additional Collector Rajesham, Chahat Bajpai and District Forest Officer Dinesh Kumar held a review meeting with the district officials at the Collector’s office on Wednesday. On this occasion the Collector said that applications were received from the candidates engaged in weed cultivation before 13th December 2005 as per ROFR Act. He said that 30 thousand applications have been received for about 1.27 lakh acres of land in 263 Gram Panchayats of the district. When forest and revenue officials go on field visits, they should provide information to the FRC committee and enter the details in the register. At village level Panchayat Secretary and Beat Officer should get GPS registration done by concerned coordinator when going on field trip. He said that the survey team should examine ten applications per day. Non-tribals have to prove that they have lived in the same area since before 1930. He said that every application should be thoroughly investigated at the field level. As Gram Panchayats, they want to create an activity to scrutinize applications, fix dates and start survey operations. Applicants should be informed about the survey dates in advance. He said that a one-day training program should be held on Friday and Saturday with panchayat secretary, forest department and beat officers at the mandal level and the survey work should start from Monday.
Bankers have to meet specified targets
Collector Rahul Raj said that the targets set for bankers should be met 100 percent. Additional Collector Chahat Bajpai along with officials of various banks and government departments conducted a quarterly review at the Collector’s office on Wednesday. On this occasion, the Collector said that a target of Rs.2469 crore has been allocated for crop credit in the district and Rs.272 crore has been allocated by the end of June. He said that 90 percent of the loan will be sanctioned by Reserve Bank of India and 10 percent by lead banks. Loans should be given to eligible beneficiaries for the development of Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Tribals. All banks have been directed to provide a report with details of loans sanctioned on a monthly basis. Lead District Manager Kova Hanman Tarao, Reserve Bank of India Officer Ali Baba, NABARD DDM Rahuf Khan and various bank officials participated in the programme.
Collector Rahulraj said that sports bring happiness. Project Officer of Utnoor Comprehensive Tribal Development Association Varun Reddy along with District Additional Collector Chahat Bajpai inaugurated the zonal level sports competitions of Under-14 and 15 students at the Social Welfare Residential Ground of the District Center on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said that as students excel in sports, concentration in studies increases. Zonal level competitions will be held in Manchiriyala, Asifa Budd and Karimnagar districts under the aegis of Tribal Welfare Department. Tribal Welfare Officer, Youth Sportsman Kari Manemma, ZPTC Nageswara Rao, MPP Mallikarjuna, Acharya, PDs and PET participated in the programme.