Mangaluru, June 16, 2019: On June 15, Saturday, DK District In-charge Minister U T Khader told media that the government is mulling over a proposal to set up a zonal office of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in the city.
“The zonal office in Mangaluru, will benefit the medical and paramedical college students. They need not visit the University in Bengaluru for any emergency work,” the minister told reporters at a media meet.
“The zonal office is likely to come up near the Mangalore University. If a five-acre site is made available from the Mangalore University, then a complex will be constructed to house the zonal office of the RGUHS. The zonal office will include a sports complex,” Khader said and added, “The next Syndicate meeting of the RGUHS is likely to be held in Mangaluru.”
Rent allowance: Khader said that, as a permanent solution, coastal erosion victims will be provided with compensation on the model of Kodagu with two-bedroom houses or three cents of land.
“Instead of one-bedroom houses, there is demand for two-bedroom houses. Some have demanded land in rural areas. The government will take a final decision on the same,” he promised.
“Till the project is sanctioned and new houses are constructed, victims who are ready to leave their houses will be given monthly rent allowance. At present, 150 houses are facing threat from coastal erosion,” said Khader.
Earlier in a meeting, Tahsildar Guruprasad said that two acres of land near the Ullal – Uchchila area have been leased for cashew cultivation. “If the lease is annulled, then the land can be distributed among sea erosion victims,” he added.
DK DC Sasikanth Senthil S directed the tahsildar to submit a proposal to annul the lease.
Property card: The minister said that Revenue Minister R V Deshpande will visit DK and Udupi districts on June 18, Monday.
“He will issue clear instructions to the concerned authorities over the matter of property cards. Compensation will be paid to people who have lost their houses in rain,” he added.