Mysuru, January 24:- “Electricity should be provided to all houses of the district. If it is difficult to provide electricity to houses near forest areas, they should be at least given solar lighting facility,” said Member of Parliament R Dhruvanarayan here on Tuesday.
He was speaking at the District Development Committee meeting held at the Zilla Panchayat auditorium.
“Tribal people of HD Kote and other areas are being given land rights in areas near the forest. Forest department has not permitted them to construct houses so far. They have all the right to have their own houses. Officials have to provide them with schools, anganwadi centres and other basic amenities. We have to attend meetings and other events so that we will get to know the problems of the public,” he added.
“With examinations round the corner, electricity supply should be proper. Those who don’t have electricity at their houses should apply at CESCom. Officials will have to go through the applications and do the needful. Sand and other vehicles are being parked on the ring road, which is damaging the ring road,” said Lok Sabha member Pratap Simha.
Zilla Panchayat president Nayeema Sultana, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, ZP CEO Shivashankar and others were present. (MR/KS).