Mangaluru, July 6,2017 : State Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader has said that the government was thinking in terms of vacating all houses in areas which are prone to sea erosion in Ullal coast which has posed a big challenge since the past 35 years.
He was presiding over a meeting of officials and general public at the DC office here on July 6, Thursday to discuss the sea erosion problem.
During the meeting the minister instructed the officials to conduct a survey of the houses, shops and other buildings close by the sea erosion affected areas and convince people to vacate the place in the interest of their future.
Speaking on the occasion, Tahsildar Mahadevaiah said one round of survey was complete. He said another round of survey would be done to finalise the list of affected people. He also informed that government land has been identified at Munnur and Konaje villages for the rehabilitation of the displaced people.
Deputy Commissioner Dr K G Jagadeesha said vacating houses in the area is inevitable. The affected people will be given Rs 3.30 lakhs towards constructing new houses. Those who refuse to vacate the place will have to give a written undertaking that they themselves will be responsible for any damage caused to them due to sea erosion.
Khader demanded higher compensation to those already affected by sea erosion and expressed resentment over the fact that a couple of affected people got meagre compensation. As of now, the minister instructed the authorities to continue with the works of dumping boulders as a temporary measure to check erosion.
Expressing concern over rising cases of beach tragedies the minister demanded installation of sign boards, warning through mikes and deployment of Home Guards
Ullal TMC Chief Hussain Kunhimonu, Additional DC Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Renuka Prasad and others were present.