DC visits rain-affected areas

MLA Suresh promises to donate Rs 5,000 each to five families

As many as 16 houses were damaged as they were inundated and a gruel centre has been opened by the government for the people, who have lost their houses. Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda visited the village along with MLA Suresh and Zilla Panchayat member Manjula Raghumurthy and assessed the situation.

Speaking to villagers at Ajjampura Gram Panchayat, the DC said that the gruel centre will function till November 10. However, if the rainfall increases, the centre will continue to exist till the situation improves.

The DC found several huts in the village unfit for habitation. He said that those who live in huts should build houses at sites allotted by the Gram Panchayat. The GP will provide monetary aid for the construction of houses, he added.

He said that a report on rain damage assessment will be sent to the government. Funds will be sought from the government to distribute compensation to families, he added.

MLA’s promise

MLA Suresh promised that he would donate Rs 5,000 each to five families, whose houses were damaged completely. In addition, Rs 2,000 each will be distributed to people, whose houses have been partially damaged, he said adding that the compensation will be distributed on Wednesday itself.

In Tarikere

Sites will be provided for the construction of houses for those who have lost houses due to heavy rains at A K colony and Thurumande in Tarikere taluk, said Deputy Commissioner Dr Channappa Gowda.

Speaking after visiting the rain affected villagers of Ajjampura and Shivani hobli, he said the compensation will be distributed after assessing the loss. If the rain continues on Wednesday, then gruel centre will be continued for a week. MLA D S Suresh said the loss due to rains have been estimated at Rs 7.08 crore in Shivani and Ajjampura hobli.

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