DC promises houses for sea erosion victims

DC promises houses for sea erosion victims

A house damaged following sea erosion at Ullal.

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has promised to ensure new houses are constructed for the sea erosion victims in Ullal within six months.

He was speaking after visiting the sea erosion-affected areas in Hileriyanagara, Ucchila, on Saturday.

Senthil said that two bedroom in G+3 model will be constructed.

“The list of victims has been prepared. It has been proposed to construct houses at Kannur or at Ombathukere for the sea erosion victims. The keys of the houses will be handed over to the beneficiaries before June,” he said.

Calling upon the victims to have patience, Senthil urged them not to go near the affected areas. “The work on inshore berms is in progress, as a part of the Karnataka Coastal Protection and Management Investment Programme, to check sea erosion,” he explained.

A local resident said that the residents are facing inconvenience due to the sea erosion. “There is a need to take up rehabilitation work immediately. The sea erosion continued for four days in Ullal. The strong waves have continued to hit the houses in the region,” he said.

A delegation of JDS leaders from Mangaluru constituency led by JD(S) state secretary B M Farooq had met Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and impressed upon the need to check sea erosion recently.

Responding to the delegation, the chief minister had directed the deputy commissioner to initiate measures for permanent rehabilitation of sea erosion victims, said JD(S) leader U H Farooq.