'District administration ready to tackle flood situation'

Kodagu Zilla Panchayat Vice President Biddanda Usha Devamma directed the officials to take precautionary measures to check any eventualities during monsoon.
She was speaking at monthly KDP review meeting at Madikeri on Thursday.

Zilla Panchayat Standing committee (Agriculture and Industry) President Ballaranda Utthappa said that the officials should respond to the woes of the people in distress.

Standing committee (social justice) president S N Raja Rao said that boat facility has been provided by the district administration to shift people from flood affected areas.

Kannada Jagruti Samiti President T P Ramesh said that trees have been uprooted at several places in the district. The forest and PWD should work in coordination to clear the roads.

Zilla Panchayat CEO K B Anjanappa said that the district administration is prepared to tackle flood situation.

If needed, the authorities will open gruel centres in flood affected areas, he said.

Meanwhile, Madikeri Deputy Conservator of Forest Dhanajaya said that the department has dug trenches and laid solar fences to check wild elephant menace.

Assistant Forest Conservator Alexander said that Rapid Response Teams have been formed in Virajpet to tackle elephant menace.  Zilla Panchayat Chief Project Officer Srinivas Rao and others were present.

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