TEZPUR, May 13 - Member of Parliament of Tezpur parliamentary constituency, Pallab Lochan Das on Tuesday reviewed the works of the Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary and Panchayat and Rural Development departments with officials concerned in a meeting held at the conference hall of Tezpur Municipal Board.
The parliamentarian directed the Agriculture department officials to carry out proper verification of the list of beneficiaries of PM-KISAN scheme at the gram panchayat level by May 15 and submit their reports. He asked all ADOs present to scan the lists for any dead beneficiaries, those belonging to well-off families and for any service holders etc., so that an error-free beneficiaries� list can be prepared.
Das warned of strict action against anyone found involved in any misdoings. Reviewing the situation prevailing due to African Swine Fever, he also asked the District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Officer, Sonitpur to prepare a list of all organized and unorganized pig farms in the district and asked the department to draw up certain guidelines within seven days to make registration of all pig farmers mandatory, take steps for compulsory certification of all pigs and piglets sold for rearing or meat.
The meeting also discussed ways to come up with an alternative route to tackle the problems faced by the pig farmer community due to swine flu, option of community farming for scientific rearing of pigs, among others. He also stressed on the need to carry out active surveillance on the field and create awareness about the disease among the pig farmers at the gaon panchayat level in close coordination with PRI members.
Later, the parliamentarian also discussed the issues related to implementation of PMAY(G), MGNREGA etc., and asked CEO, Zila Parishad to initiate action against whom official complaints have been received. He also sought details of officials remaining absent without prior authorization and asked all BDOs present to resume all works under the Panchayat and Rural Development department in full swing.
Moreover, he directed that all block-level vigilance committee meetings of all departments be completed and reports submitted before the next DISHA meeting.