Central team visits flood-hit villages in Uttara Kannada

Source: TNN | Published on 7th September 2021, 1:49 PM | Coastal News |

Karwar: A three-member central observers’ team visited flood-hit areas in Uttara Kannada district on Monday to assess the damages claimed by the state government. The team visited Yellapur and Ankola taluks which bore the brunt of floods.
The team comprised of Kailash Sankhla, additional secretary of rural development department, SV Jayakumar, chief engineer of national highway department and Shrinivas Reddy, liasioning officer of the state government.

The team members visited Kalache and Gullapur villages in Yellapur taluk and Shirur village in Ankola taluk.
Kalache is still witnessing large-scale landslides. A bridge in Gullapur had washed away during the last month’s flood. Shirur village was damaged during the floods. The team members spoke to the villagers and assured them that the entire picture will be presented before the government.

Before the visit of the central team to the affected village Mullai Mugilan, deputy commissioner of Uttara Kannada explained the team about the damage caused by the rain and floods. There was widespread destruction of public and private property during July 22 and 25. Houses, farms, bridges and agriculture crops were completely destroyed during the floods and rain. According to the estimation by the state government, the total damage was Rs 827 crore rupees and the compensation sought was Rs 863 as per the guidelines of NDRF.

ZP CEO Priyanga M, assistant commissioner of Sirsi Akruti Bansal were present.

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