Mangaluru, Aug 23, 2019: Addressing the gathering after presiding over review meeting on flood relief convened at the DK DC’s office on August 22, Thursday; Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary stated that housing sites will be provided to the 105 families displaced by the sea erosion, landslides and garbage slide in the district.
Explaining, DK DC Sasikanth Senthil S said the district administration had sought a special rehabilitation package from the government for those displaced by sea erosion in Ullal, garbage slide in Mandara/Pacchanady and landslides in Ganesh Nagar and Makki.
In this regard 105 houses and those residing in the houses were relocated to safer places. At least 27 houses in Pacchanady, 45 houses in Ullal, 16 houses in Ganesh Nagar and 17 houses in Makki were found to be uninhabitable in these natural calamities.
Compensation : Minister Poojary said, “The owners of completely damaged houses will receive a compensation of Rs 5 lakh. For others, compensation from Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh will be released based on the extent of damage.”
A rental allowance of Rs 5,000 will be released every month to the eligible displaced people, he added.
The DK DC said the district witnessed rainfall of 2,583.7 mm between January and August this year. Rainfall recorded during the same period in 2018 was 4,024.3 mm.
Zilla Panchayat President Meenakshi Shantigodu, District In-charge Secretary B H Anil Kumar, Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr R Selvamani, Mangaluru Commissioner of Police Dr P S Harsha and Mescom Managing Director Dr R Snehal among others were on hand. State-level panel for Pacchanady issue’ : DK DC Sasikanth Senthil S said scientists from IISc had observed that there was no toxic contamination of water due to the garbage slide in Pacchanady dumping yard, but water at the Malavoor pump house was polluted with biological waste. “According to IISc experts, the land can be reclaimed. There is a need to form a team of experts at state-level to tackle the issue. The district administration alone cannot handle the problem,” he said, expressing outright helplessness. “The district administration is also seeking the help of NITK, to come up with a solution,” DC Senthil said.