Minister urges district admn to take precautionary measures

Minister urges district admn to take precautionary measures

District-in-Charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa has directed the district administration to take precautionary measures to check any eventualities during heavy rainfall.

Speaking at a review meeting, he said flood prone areas should be identified and arrangement should be made to supply drinking water to such villages.

MLC M C Nanaiah said that wild elephant menace has increased. There is a need to find permanent solution to the menace.

Virajpet MLA K G Bopaiah said that paddy transplantation has not commenced in the district. Hence, there was no damage of crops. However, roads have been damaged in the rain. Storm water drains have been choked and there is a need to form gangman to repair the drains.

Transportation timber should be banned from June to September. The timber laden lorries have been damaging the roads in the district, he said.

Replying to it, the minister said that all should cooperate when it comes to the development of development work.

“I have already written to the chief minister and revenue minister  on the need for releasing additional funds to take up relief work.”

Madikeri MLA M P Appachu Ranjan said that a few societies are distributing poor quality of fertilisers. Drug mafia is on rise in college campus.

Cough syrups are sold without prescriptions in medical shops. The police should contain drug mafia.

 Reacting to it, SP M N Anucheth said that 20 cases have been registered in connection with the sale of ganja and drugs in the district. Deputy Commissioner Dr N V Prasad said that home guards have been deployed in flood prone areas and boat facilities have been arranged at the flood prone villages.

Gruel centres will be opened round the clock. The district administration has Rs 64 lakh in the form of calamity relief fund and have sought additional Rs 6 crore.

Illegal sand mining is rampant on the banks of river Hemavathi, Cauvery, Harangi and Lakshmanatheertha, said Nanaiah.

There is a need to initiate stringent action against those involved in the illegal transportation of sand.

To which, the minister said that sand policy will be announced shortly to check illegal sand mining.     

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