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Relief works unsatisfactory, says Kumar Bangarappa

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Officials accused of corruption in distributing relief cheques

SHIMOGA: Former Minister and Sorab MLA Kumar Bangarappa said alleged on Saturday that the relief works in rain-ravaged parts of the district are not going on satisfactorily.

He told presspersons that irregularities have been being noticed in the disbursement of compensation to the affected people.

Mr. Kumar Bangarappa alleged that officials concerned are demanding commission from farmers for disbursing compensation, despite instructions that the compensation should be paid in the presence of elected representatives at the gram sabhas.

He wondered how the officials could go the farmers' houses directly to distribute cheques violating the instructions.

Mr. Kumar Bangarappa said that it was decided at a meeting held at Chandragutti and Narsi in Sorab taluk to distribute the cheques to farmers affected by the floods. Mr. Kumar Bangarappa alleged that the Revenue Inspector and the Village Accountant concerned who came to know of this decision went to the farmers' houses in the early hours to present the cheques after collecting their "commission".

He alleged that some workers of the Samajawadi Party (of which his father and Shimoga MP S. Bangarappa is the State president) have colluded with corrupt officials.

He said that he had complained about it to the Deputy Commissioner and the Assistant Commissioner seeking their immediate intervention. He has written to Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh and Revenue Minister M.P. Prakash about it.

Mr. Kumar Bangarappa urged the Government to fix the minimum support prices for the major crops as their prices are likely to crash in view of the excess production in view of the copious rains this season.

He expressed his opposition to the proposed Upper Bhadra Project and suggested that small projects be undertaken in its place.

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