Mangaluru, May 31, 2017: Reports state that Karnataka State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister and Ullal MLA UT Khader directed concerned officials to submit a proposal to the state government to reserve Rs 5 crore funds to face any emergency condition which may arise following sea erosion during monsoon season.
The minister speaking at a meeting held at DC office to discuss precautionary measures in emergency situations that may arise during current monsoon season in Mangaluru region.
The minister directed the concerned authorities to speed up the works undertaken under Asian Development Bank (ADB) fund of Rs 223 crore to construct the structures to prevent sea erosion permanently in Ullal and nearby coastal areas. If undesirable things are found in the construction works under taken, then the project would be included in the black list and the concerned official would be responsible.
The minister has also directed all the departments to remain alert for 24 hours in a week to face any emergency situation in coastal areas. Minister UT Khader also asked the local bodies to setup 24 hour helpline to solve the issues of the people.
DK DC Dr. KG Jagadeesha said in his talk that the people who are residing adjacent to sea coast should vacate their respective houses in the upcoming monsoon season to prevent possible disasters.The local bodies should ask such residents to vacate their homes and shift themselves to a new shelter away from the sea coast.