Rains claim 13 lives, damages put at Rs 30 crore in Dakshina Kannada

 
District-in-Charge Minister Krishna Palemar visiting flood affected areas in Mangalore on Saturday. As many as 13 lives have been lost and property worth Rs 25 to Rs 30 crores damaged in the heavy rains that lashed the district, informed District-in-Charge Minister Krishna Palemar.

Speaking to presspersons during his visit to flood-affected areas in and around Mangalore on Saturday, he said the government has already released Rs 5 crore to take up relief works in the flood affected areas. Moreover, the district administration is ready with expert team and boats to tackle the flood situation. People need not panic, he added.

The district administration will take measures to shift people from Adamkudru, Adyaru, Bangra Kulooru and Kallapu, which has been affected by the floods.

As many as 385 houses have been partially damaged while 15 houses have been fully damaged in the district. The rains have also claimed six cattle, besides affecting crops in 75 hectare land, incurring a loss of Rs 10 crore. Owing to the sea erosion, the loss has been put at Rs 102 lakh. PWD roads have been damaged incurring a loss of Rs 5 crore. Other damages in the district include National highways —Rs 236 lakh, minor irrigation—Rs 50 lakh, MCC—Rs 10 crore and Mescom—Rs 1.5 crore.

The Minister visited Bangra Kuloor, Maladi, Ullal, Patla and listened to the grievances of the people. As many as 42 gruel centres have been opened, he added.

Meanwhile, the Minister appealed to the public to come out of the flood affected areas and make use of the alternative provisions made by the district administration.
 
CM to visit today
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will visit coastal districts on Sunday. He will visit the flood affected regions in Udupi. If time permits, he will also visit flood affected areas in DK, Palemar said and added that the Chief Minister has assured to release additional funds to the district.

‘Island’ school
Owing to the heavy rains, Zilla Panchayat Urdu Primary School in Kallapu Patla has been converted into a ‘mini island’. The school has been shifted to nearby madrasa building for the last one week. The Minister paid visit to the school and held talks with teachers and students.  Mayor Shanker Bhat, Commissioner Ramesh and Tahsildar Ravichandran among others were present.

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