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Plans to vacate houses in sea erosion affected areas : Minister Khader

Plans to vacate houses in sea erosion affected areas : Minister Khader

Mangalore Today News Network

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.

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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.

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Comments on this Article
Suresh R M, Carstreet Fri, July-7-2017, 2:15
Some take the benefit of compensation from the Government, but even this have to be made note of
Tanushree, Davengere Fri, July-7-2017, 2:01
Wit what risk they build the houses in these place , there is no point in giving any compensation to those as they are doing it purposefully. No need of sympathy
Henry Fernanades, Mangaluru Fri, July-7-2017, 12:19
UT Khader is behind the sea erosion hit areas , firstly why do they build houses close to the rivers inspite of danger . This is the every year problem in the coastal region.
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