Kodagu rain damages put at Rs 48.62 crore

Rains claim four lives, six cattle


A house collapsed at Moornadu owing to heavy rains which lashed the district recently.  DH photo

The rain claimed four lives in the district. As many as six cattle were killed.

As many as 216 houses have been damaged in the district. The loss has been estimated at Rs 30.08 lakh.

Zilla Panchayat engineering division has incurred loss in the form of damaged roads and bridges. The loss has been put at Rs 2,341 lakh. PWD had incurred a loss of Rs 1,255 lakh. About 218 hectare crops have been destroyed in the rain. The loss is estimated at Rs 69.20 lakh. Meanwhile, horticulture crops grown in 228 hectares has been damaged.

The loss is estimated at Rs 128.53 lakh. Chescom has incurred a loss of Rs 25.98 lakh in the form of uprooting of electric poles and damage to wires. Owing to the damge to streams, tanks, pick ups, minor irrigation department has incurred a loss of Rs 383 lakh.

Madikeri TMC has incurred a loss of Rs 387.80 lakh in the form of damage to roads, bridges and retaining walls. Virajpet Town Panchayat has incurred a loss of Rs 74.50 lakh while Somawrpet Town Panchayat has incurred loss of Rs 105 lakh. The loss in Kushalnagar town panchayat limit is Rs 62 lakh, said AC Akrampasha. He said during floods, 164 families with 721 members were shifted to 11 gruel centres. However, with the receding of floods, four gruel centres in Napoklu, Kodangeri, Ponnampet and Nellihudikeri have been closed down on July 19. As many as 403 flood victims have gone back to their relatives houses. Shelter has been provided to 291 victims. Five members of a family from Mallikarjunanagara and 2 families with 10 members from Chamundeshwari Nagar were sent to gruel centres after their compound walls caved in.

In Virajpet taluk, 33 families residing on the banks of river Keerehole, 6 families in Ammathi, 15 families in Kondangeri had been shifted to gruel centres. The district administration has already submitted a report to the State government. The government has already released Rs 5 crore under Natural Calamity Relief Fund to the district.

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