Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD/MS)
Udupi, Nov 18: Kaup MLA Gurme Suresh Shetty inaugurated the meeting that was held to develop coastal Karnataka tourism, permanent solution for sea erosion and construction of crematorium. This was held at the Sheshashayana auditorium of Kidiyoor hotel.
D R Raju, president of the Jayasrikrishna Parisara Premi committee, who presented the subject said, “The role of coastal Karnataka is vital in the tourism of the state. Though the 320 km long coastal lime from Ullal to Karwar gets battered every year due to sea erosion no permanent remedial measures are taken so far. Suitable technology needs to be implemented.
“With regards to development, coastal district lag far behind. Mainly the roads of Western Ghats which is the connecting link for coastal districts with capital city should be developed. If all the roads are made four lane, fundamental infrastructure gets developed. So a meeting of expert engineers should be held.
“Companies generating employment to the youth of undivided district of Dakshina Kannada should be established. In the present companies around 95% of work force belongs to outstation people. Industries and commercial activities should develop in coastal districts. In addition, environment, land and water should be protected. Our organization is fighting for this cause since many yars. In order to prevent deforestation, electrical crematorium should be built in cremation grounds.”
Founder of committee Tonse Jayakrishna Shetty said, “Though the governments are doing work to prevent sea erosion for the past 40 years, the rocks that are put in the sea are not reaching land level. Permanent solution in lines of Maharashtra needs to be found out.”
President L V Amin presided over the meeting. District vice president Jagadish Adhikari gave details of the programme.
Vice president Nityananda D Kotian, honorary chief secretary Mundkur Surendra Salian, honorary treasurer Tulasida L Amin, Pradeep N R Karkala, honorary secretaries Arun Prakash Shetty, Prof Shankar, former presidents Harish Kumar Shetty and Dharmapal U Devadiga were present.