Kodagu calamity victims given relief

Awaiting distribution: A view of the Madikeri Junior College building where the relief materials have been stored. (Right) Rice stored in a godown.

The Kodagu district administration has decided to supply the relief materials meant for the natural calamity victims that were stored in Junior College building for the last six months, to various orphanages and old-age homes in the district. 

There were allegations from the public that the stored relief materials are getting spoiled over a period of time. Even the Zilla Panchayat meeting had discussed the issue at length and had decided to distribute the relief materials among the needy. 

‘Priority for victims’

Officials said, “Priority will be given for the natural calamity victims. The remaining relief materials will be supplied as per the directions of the deputy commissioner.” 

Representatives from Swasthya Kendra, Suntikoppa, Sthree Shakti old age home, Madikeri, Vikasa Janaseva Trust, Hiriya Nagarikara Vedike and Amritavani arrived on Monday to collect the food grants. 

Swasthya Kendra representative Sathish said, “I have come here on the direction of the officials. The officials have promised to give 25 kg rice, which will be beneficial for us to serve the children at the kendra.” 

Vikasa Janaseva Trust president Ramesh said, “Officials should ensure that food grains at the godown are not wasted.” 

A large quantity of relief materials are stored in the godowns of Madikeri and Kushalnagar.

Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy said that food grains will be distributed among the victims. The remaining food materials will be distributed among old-age homes. 

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