The expansion of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) limits seems to be gaining momentum with District In-charge Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad batting for including Bogadi, Hinkal and Hootagalli Village Panchayats into Mysore City Corporation limits.

Sreenivasa Prasad, who is also the Revenue Minister, expressed his opinion after receiving a memorandum from the villagers during a public grievance meet organised at Sri Nanneshwara Temple in Hinkal village recently.

“Though Hinkal, Hootagalli and Bogadi are located close to city, they are deprived of development activities as they are still Village Panchayats. Both the State and Central Governments have been releasing funds for the development but the Panchayats are unable to utilise the fund for want of proper implementing agency. To provide basic facilities like parks, drinking water, street lights, underground drainage and others, it is possible only when these Village Panchayats are brought under MCC limits,” said Minister Sreenivasa Prasad.

He also added that a special meeting of officials, peoples representatives and other concerned would be called later this month to discuss and seek opinion on matters related to bringing Hinkal, Hootagalli and Bogadi into MCC limits and also taking up developmental activities at Village Panchayat level.

Sreenivasa Prasad said that a meeting with District Administration, MUDA and MCC officials would be held to discuss on the matter before holding a meeting with representatives on Nov. 26.

Speaking on the occasion, MP H. Vishwanath said that the officials had promised to solve the problems existing in the villages during his visit three months ago. But nothing has been done so far.

He blamed the officials of complicating the problems by giving false assurances to the villagers. He demanded the officials to initiate measures to solve the matter immediately as soon as they are informed about them.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore