Govt keen on amending Moolageni Act: Acharya: MANGALORE: The draft of Moolageni Abolition Act has been prepared and the official discussions are on to bring amendments to the draft, said Dr VSA. Responding to the pleas of Moolageni Okkalu Rakshana Vedike members at the convention held here on Sunday, Acharya said the problem related to the moolageni (permanent tenancy) of non-agricultural lands has been unresolved for years as it was not brought under the orbit of the Land Reforms Act. However, the state government was committed to solving problem as promised in the BJP's election manifesto during the assembly elections, he said. Favouring an amicable settlement for the problem, he said the state government was thinking of issuing absolute title to the moolageni tenants and sufficient compensation for the moolageni right holders. Hence, various forms of moolageni problem have to be resolved. So, it may take 6-8 months for the government to bring a legislation in this regard, he said. Pointing out the possibilities of the Act being questioned in the court of law, he said the state government was contemplating fixing the compensation at 200 times more than the tenancy rent that the moolageni right holders enjoy. A high compensation rate may help the government defend itself in the court, he said. Acharya said the state government will amend the law to remove restrictions on non-agriculturists buying agriculture lands. (TOI/Pic: Mangalorean)
Udupi: 10,000-km-long roads to be upgraded in State: Udupi June 7: Home Minister V.S. Acharya said on Saturday that the Government had decided to upgrade 10,000-km-long roads in the State. He was speaking at the “janaspandana”, mass contact programme of Udupi hobli at Tenkanidiyur here. Dr. Acharya said that the roads to be upgraded included State Highways, Zilla Panchayat Roads and rural roads. The Government had implemented 80 per cent of the promises made in the budget. As many as 100 permanent unaided private colleges would start functioning in the State this year, he said. The Government had earmarked Rs. 15 crore for the development of city municipal councils (CMC) and Rs. 10 crore for the development of town municipal councils. “The Government has provided Rs. 30 crore for Udupi CMC alone,” he said.
He directed the officials to formulate plans for prevention of floods in Udupi district as monsoon had set in. They should prepare proposals for the next year’s budget as well, Dr. Acharya said.
MLA Raghupati Bhat urged the Government to ensure distribution of below poverty line (BPL) ration cards to 7,000 poor families in the district. The Cabinet sub-committee set up by the State Government should consider making Brahmavar and Byndoor in Udupi district as taluk headquarters, he said. Dr. Acharya distributed certificates and bonds to beneficiaries of various schemes.(The Hindu)
Udupi: Home Guards need more facilities - Acharya
Kollur, June 7: Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya today opined that Home Guards serving the people in all government activities be provided with facilities on par with the state police. Delivering the valedictory address at the one-day state reorientation workshop of the Officers of Home Guards at the temple town here, he said the Home Guards, like the state police were eligible for accident and other benefits. He assured that he would discuss this issue with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa soon. He also complimented the Home Guards unit in the state for rendering remarkable service during the recent Lok Sabha election. Director General of Police, Home Guards Jija Madhavan Hari Singh, in his address called upon the Home Guards to make use of the vehicle training programme taken up by the department. (Mangalorean)