Ganji kendras opened in Ch'nagar

Minister and MP inspect damages owing to incessant rain in the district
Last Updated 15 September 2013, 19:39 IST

Heavy rains that pounded the district on Saturday, left low lying areas inundated, with water gushing into the houses, with residents incurring huge losses .

Many houses collapsed and a ‘ganji kendras’ had to be opened at the government primary school for girls at Ramasamudra for satiating the hunger of the flood hit.

District-in-charge Minister H S Mahadeva Prasad, MP R Dhruvanarayana, MLA C Puttarangashetty and others visited the spot and took stock of the situation.

The Minister also visited the railway layout directed the officials to clear the stagnated water. He received memorandum from the residents and assured to provide suitable compensation to those who were affected and expedite repair works.

He also visited the government primary school for girls at Ramasamudra where Ganji kendras were opened and heard public grievances.

Mahadeva Prasad visited the region affected due to breach in Thibbalikatte lake region and suggested the officials to desilt the lake and prevent recurring of such incidents.

Speaking to the media after his visit to rain-hit areas, the Minister said the district adminstration and CMC officials have been directed to take up works on warfooting. The narrow drains in some areas have clogged as a result water has gushed into the houses, resulting in damage.

Those who have lost houses will be provided with houses under Rajiv Gandhi Housing Corporation, he assured.

The ganji kendras will continue to function as there were possibilities of more rains. Temporary shelters will be provided along with food, he added.

Compensation was distributed to the affected. After the damage is assessed, compensation will be provided under Natural Disaster Management project, he said.
CMC president S Nanjundaswamy, members Bhagyamma, Roopa, deputy commissioner A M Kunjappa and others were present.

(Published 15 September 2013, 19:38 IST)

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