Take steps to prevent mishaps during monsoon: DC

Kodagu likely to receive heavy rains in June, July and August

Take steps to prevent mishaps during monsoon: DC

K H Ashwathanarayana Gowda

Speaking at a preparatory meet on monsoon, he said “all the officials should be in headquarters during monsoon and all the rescue operations must be carried out on war footing basis.”

Kodagu is likely to receive heavy rains in June, July and August. All the measures should be taken to see that there is no caving in off lose soil and loss of life and property.
“Bhagamandala, Ayyangeri, Napoklu in Madikeri taluk, Karadigodu, Dubare in Virajpet, Guhya, Kanive and Nellihudikeri in Somwarpet taluk gets inundated. Measures should be taken to evict the residents realising the dangerous situation and temporary ganji kendra (gruel centres) should be opened,” he added.

All the departments should work in harmony during heavy rains. All measures should be taken to mitigate flood in the region. A proposal for the needed materials for mitigating flood should be submitted to the district administration, he suggested.

All the department vehicles should be repaired and kept in condition for monsoon. Revenue department and police personnel must work unitedly. At the same time, Panchayat Secretaries should find solution to the problems faced by the villagers. Town Panchayat EOs should visit wards and find the situation.

The DC said measures should be taken to change the electric wires and poles which are in dilapidated condition. Forest department should cut the branches of the trees which are on the roadside. The drains should be cleared for the easy flow of water, he directed.
Tahsildar, Taluk Panchayat EO, revenue inspectors, Village Accountants and Gram Panchayat Secretaries should convene preparatory meeting in taluk level to discuss on the precationary measures to be taken to tackle rain havocs. 24 hour helpline must be started in town panchayat, taluk panchayat and gram panchayat and the officials should respond for the grievances of the people. The officials should provide rain details to DC office at 9 am in the morning every day.

Agriculture Joint Director K R Krishnaiah said “crops will be damaged during flood. The department officials should help in collecting the details on crop loss.” District Statistician Srinivas Rao said “district has 48 rain guages. Eight are defunct. Two are under repair. Rain guage centres have been set up at Balele and Hudikeri.”

DHO Dr Shivaram said “all the medicos have been directed to be in primary health centres in the district. Medicines have been kept in stock.” DDPI Narasimaiah said measures have been taken to declare holidays during heavy rains in the district. Fire service personnel and Home Guards appealed the DC to provide boat, wireless or mobilephone facilities.
PWD Assistant Executive Engineer Sathyanarayana Rao, CMC Commissioner K Srikanth Rao were present.

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