Alangaru, Mar 14, 2017: It is reported that ’Rubber and Cashew plantation’ on five acre land has been destroyed due to short circuit on at Kuntyana in Peraje village of Alangaru.
Around 350 rubber trees worth Rs 2 lakh owned by Kushalappa Gowda have been destroyed in the accident. Also, Rs 2 lakh worth 200 rubber trees and 150 cashew trees owned by Chennappa Gowda were also destroyed in the fire accident.
The rubber plantation was burnt in a fire accident following short circuit last year. Chennappa Gowda has alleged that the irresponsibility of the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) officials has resulted in short circuit to burn his rubber plantation this year also.