Put rumor mongers behind bars, Karjol tells police
The nationwide lockdown has been announced till April 14 in the country to contain the spread of Covid-19. Motorbikes of those who loiter without any work should be seized, directed Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol.
At a meeting of the district-level officials here on Sunday, MLA Dattatreya Patil Revoor appealed to call in military force as the police could not prevent the public from roaming around.
Reacting to it, Karjol directed the police officials to take stringent action against those who roam unnecessarily. Besides admonishing them, their motorbike should also be seized. The petrol should not be supplied to such loiters. Stringent steps should also be taken in rural areas of the district, he instructed, leaving the choice to deputy commissioner on calling in a military force or the CRPF battalion.
Route march should be carried out in the City. Stringent action against those spreading rumours on Covid-19 on social media and uploading videos on the issues should be dealt with an iron hand.
“I was also brattled by such rumour on Sunday morning in Jamkhandi. Hence, the rumour-mongers should be put behind bars by identifying them, the DyCM directed.
Kalaburagi Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Rahul Pandve said, steps have been taken to supply vegetable at the doorsteps of the people to prevent from venturing out of their houses. By demarking the City into four parts, all wards are being disinfected by spraying disinfectant. Social distancing is being maintained by marking box in one-metre distance at grocery shops.
The district in-charge minister directed the deputy director of Food & Civil Supplies Department to stock the foodgrains which will be sufficient for the next two months. Foodgrains should be distributed to all ration cardholders as per the rules.
If there is any shortage, foodgrains should be stocked by submitting a proposal, he instructed.
Panchayat Development Officers should stay in the headquarters. The PDOs along with Asha workers should carry out door-to-door survey in villages and the report should be submitted to the district administration, he directed Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive officer P Raja.
Chief engineer of Narayanapura dam has been directed to release water to the barrage constructed across Bhima river. Steps will be taken to supply water to the problematic places. Officials appealed to Karjol to release Rs 2.5 crore to repair the gates of barrage supplying water to the City. Responding to it, the minister directed the DC to take steps to get funds from Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board.
‘Extend home quarantine’
Kalaburagi District In-charge Minister Govind Karjol directed Deputy Commissioner B Sharat to continue the home quarantine for those who have already completed 14 days of being home-quarantine. A person who has completed 14 days of home quarantine has tested positive for Covid-19. Hence, home-quarantine should be extended for another 14 days for those who completed it. They should be kept under strict observation, he added.