Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)
Udupi, Jun 19: Chief minister (CM) B S Yediyurappa has directed chief secretary of the government to immediately release Rs three crore for the reconstruction of 1.5 kilometre long road at Maravanthe, Byndoor damaged due to sea erosion in the recent Tauktae cyclone. He spoke during the video conference with the concerned district in-charge ministers, deputy commissioners, district panchayat chief executive officers and senior police officials over precautions to be taken during the monsoon in the north inland, Malnad and coastal regions of the state.
District in-charge minister Basavaraj Bommai and deputy commissioner (DC) G Jagadeesha brought to his notice the damage to the 1.5 kilometre long road during the cyclone. They said that the road is temporarily repaired and Rs three crore will be required to reconstruct it.
The chief minister asked to reconstruct it as a concrete road and said that the amount required to repair other damages will be released in stages.
“The normal rain in the district was 770 mm so far. But this time the rain was 1,243 mm which was 61% in excess. 476 houses and 15 sheds were damaged and there was one loss of life due to the cyclone. Mescom has paid Rs five lac compensation for the loss of life. There are 7.8 crores in the natural disaster management fund. Gruel centres are prepared for emergency aid during the monsoon. 24X7 control rooms are opened in district taluk centres. Nodal officers are appointed for disaster management in all the taluks in the district. Task forces are formed at gram panchayat levels. We are in constant communication with the NDRF team in Mangaluru. Preparations to work efficiently during any emergency situations due to rain are made,” said DC Jagadeesha to the chief minister.
“Suitable care should be taken to prevent loss of human lives and cattle lives in the district during the rain. Rural task forces already created in the 1,710 gram panchayats should be used for help. Four NDRF teams in various parts of the state should be used in case of emergencies. The areas that were damaged in the past should be identified, gruel centres should be kept ready along with medical aid and the people should be shifted when necessary. Keep ready the goods necessary in the operation. Distribute Rs five lac in case the house is completely damaged and Rs two lac in case of partial damage as compensation,” said the chief minister to all the deputy commissioners.
District panchayat chief executive Dr Naveen Bhat, SP Vishnuvardhan, anti naxal squad SP Nikhil, additional deputy commissioner Sadashiva Prabhu, Kundapur sub divisional officer Raju and various other officials were present.