Upgrade sub station in Somwarpet: MP

A proposal for ` 200 crore for rain relief to be submitted to govt

Members of various political parties have urged MP A H Vishwanath to initiate measures to upgrade sub station to solve power crisis, in Somwarpet taluk.

They said that no efforts had been made to upgrade the sub station. Two feeders had been damaged in the taluk.

“If the remaining feeders are damaged, then the entire taluk will face acute power crisis,” they said.

Madikeri JD(S) committee President S B Bharat Kumar said several villages did not have electricity a few days ago owing to faulty feeder.

The MP contacted Cesc Managing Director A B Ibrahim and directed him to take measures to upgrade sub station in the taluk. 

Special package

Speaking after visiting the rain-affected areas, the MP said that a proposal would be sent to the Central government seeking release of special package of Rs 200 crore to take up relief works in rain-affected areas in the district.

The district had incurred losses in the heavy rain that lashed across the district for the last few days. The officials had been directed to take up relief work. Acres of farm land had been inundated in the district. Roads had been damaged. A proposal would be submitted to the Central government seeking additional funds to take up relief work in the district.

He further said as there were possibilities of coffee planters incurring heavy losses, and the Deputy Commissioner had been instructed to provide a compensation of Rs 7,000 per hectare of coffee planation.

The MP also visited in Alekatte on Somwarpet - Shanthalli road where a mudslide was reported recently.

Relief

The MP visited Nelyahudikeri and Karadigodu villages which were affected by  floods in the recent rainfall and said that permanent solution will be worked out to shift those residing on the banks of river to safer areas.

Somwarpet Block Congress President K M Lokesh, Taluk Panchayat member H R Suresh, Town Panchayat member Sheela D’Souza, Zilla Panchayat former President K P Chandrakala, labour leader Somappa, leaders K T Paramesh, Kumuda Dharmappa and others were present.

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