Udupi: Cyclone Tauktae damages estimated to be worth Rs 68 crore - Revenue minister R Ashok

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (KR)

Udupi, May 18: Revenue minister R Ashok held a meeting at the DC’s office on Tuesday May 18 after visiting various cyclone-affected places in the district.

After the meeting, addressing the media, Ashok said, “I have visited three places. Yesterday nine people were rescued by the navy and air force. Prior to that, the NDRF team rescued some people from another boat tragedy. They also recovered some bodies and the hunt is on for the missing people. The NDRF team is working throughout the day in this regard.

“Due to the cyclone, nearly 75.04 mm rain was recorded in the district. Nearly 14 colleges are identified to set up rehabilitation centres and all necessary arrangements will be done accordingly.

“Due to heavy rain and wind, more damages occurred in the coastal belt. The SDRF team is working in full swing to make necessary arrangements. Nearly 100 coconuts trees, 32.55 acre of agriculture plantations, state, district roads, Mescom poles, lights, transformers, nearly 5,571 meters of seashore, Padubidri blue flag beach area, stones which were put at the seashore, and roads beside the seashore are completely damaged. As per primary report, the damage is estimated to be worth nearly Rs 68 crore. The deputy commissioners, PWD department and other related departments have been instructed to estimate the loss due to the cyclone. Water had entered several houses. We will release the funds in two days for those people. Partially damaged houses will be given Rs 1 lac and completely damaged houses will be given Rs 5 lac.

“Due to the lockdown, a ban was imposed on mining activities, but we will revoke the ban immediately,” he said.

Speaking on lockdown, he said, “As per my personal opinion, I suggest the lockdown to be extended as the rate of positivity is coming down. But it depends on the chief minister (CM). Tomorrow, we have a meeting. The CM may come up with necessary steps to tackle the spread of the virus.

“As people travelled from city to villages, cases spread to rural areas. In my area, I have already started a pilot project with a team of 15 doctors, 40 nurses and other staff where they have to visit the villages.

In this regard, already final year postgraduate students, MBBS students, and final year nursing students are being utilized for this work. They will be given all safety essentials like PPE kits, sanitizers, gloves etc for a month. They will have to go to villages at least once in two days and conduct tests. And if required, those affected can be shifted to taluk or district hospitals for further treatment. The project will be implemented elsewhere too,” he said.

DC G Jagadeesha, SP Vishnuvardhan, MLAs K Raghupati Bhat, Sunil Kumar, B M Sukumar Shetty, Lalaji R Mendon, zilla panchayat CEO, Dr Y Naveen Bhat, Coastal Development Authority president Mattar Ratnakar Hegde, and other officials of different departments were present.






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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Out of 68 crores 18crore for public rest 50 crore for Ashok and rest of crocodiles.

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  • Amith, udupi

    Wed, May 19 2021

    estimation : MLA's 5 star hotel rooftop garden 2 plants lost leaves : 2 crores shobakkas car got dirty : 3 crores Bommai came and his shirt was dirty : 5 crores Ashok went to marvanthe : 7 crores rest send a report we will try , coz last years flood damage we have not paid you what do you expect now morons get on with life ..next election we will come back and remember Hindu khatre mein hein now cyclone also is called tauthe

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  • Althaf, Udupi/Kaup

    Wed, May 19 2021

    This 68 crore estimation is to pay public or to divide among ministers ? Even if 10% of the estimated amount reach to the needy then it will be better.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Only in Karnataka ,they are able to come with some numbers in just 1 or 2 hours .They will decide the amount first and then visit the number of houses .. out of 68 ..38 will be inside his pocket ..you will see some gold jewelry in his wife's neck after 3 months

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Wed, May 19 2021

    PM is worried about only Gujarat, not bothered about other states.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 19 2021

    He's another Nirmala Sitaraman ...

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  • ramdas, mangaluru

    Wed, May 19 2021

    any kind of calamity in this country be it natural or man made or pandemic is a feast for politicians and govt officials to make money.. out of the 68 crores he has estimated the public will get at the most 6 crores or even less. Rest will be gobbled up by the ministers and various other govt officials. In the jodupala landslide while distributing relief to the families, govt officials took money and gave them only 50 percent.. these politicians and govt officials are vultures. worse than British and Moghuls

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthan

    Wed, May 19 2021

    R Asoka estimated Rs. 68 Crores as damages. Who has estimated this Loss ? Kindly don't expect this Govt. is interested to support the General Public. First of all they don't have money for buying Vaccination and how they will pay this amount.

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Very well said brother. My thoughts too. I am sure bad karma is coming for them soon

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  • Praveen, Bantwal

    Wed, May 19 2021

    We had given application for last year flood relief and not received single penny from 32000 crore assurance. All fake promises to eat for yourself.

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  • Arunita. Borilal Mohanlal, Muharraq

    Wed, May 19 2021

    I don’t think Ashok , It too less you’re aestimation Ashok I think it’s going to be more than 200k Ashok

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  • Raju Poojari, Manglore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Plesse refer

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  • Vaman Prabhu, Car Street , Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    commentors column.

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  • JP, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Is the estimate including commission or excluding?

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    I m sure he arrived at this number after figuring what he will earn from it

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    BJP State government asks for 68 cr but will get only 34cr out of which 30cr will be pocketed by ministers and middle men. Whatever amount is left will be not be sufficient for the real victims.

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