Sringeri worst hit due to rains: Jeevaraj

30 houses built under Navagrama scheme damaged in Hirebail, Kalasa

Chief Whip in the State Assembly D N Jeevaraj inspecting the spot where landslide occurred near Ganapathy temple in Koppa Taluk. DH photoAddressing the reporters after having inspected the flood and rain affected areas on Sunday, Jeevaraj said that over 500 electricity poles have fallen in the region and a team of Mescom officials headed by an Assistant Engineer will be formed for setting right the same.

He handed over a cheque for Rs 1 lakh to the family members of Narayana Naika, who died after being washed away in the floods in river Thunga.

He said that Chief Minister has provided a sum of Rs 5 crore towards rain compensation for the district, but the amount would be spent in rain affected areas rather than distributing it taluk wise. He warned of filing criminal cases against those people who close drains and against those who smuggle trees during rainy season.

“Assessment of crop damage is under progress. Public Works Department has estimated its loss at Rs 13 crore and Zilla Panchayat Engineering Department has estimated its losses at Rs 12 crore,” he added.

Jeevaraj also inspected the spot where landslide occurred near Ganapathy temple.

In Hirebail (Kalasa)

Areas under Idakini village panchayat has been worst hit by the heavy rains that has been pouring over last one week, causing widespread damage to property.

Many of the 30 houses built under Navagrama programme near Kore in Hirebail have been damaged.

The roof of the houses have been destroyed by wind. The houses are inhabited by labourers who are leading miserable lives here.

Revenue Officer Achutha and ZP Engineer Veerendra visited the area and inspected the houses.

Kotemakki-Hiremakki- Gabgal roads too the victims of heavy rains. The road repair works were started during summer season but since the workers were half done, they have been filled with loose soil and muck, says Panchayat member Shivegowda.

Plying on Channadlu-Malleshanagudda road and Hirebailu-Hemmakki road is almost like an adventure. A large number of areca trees to have fell in Idkini region.

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