GSI finds 85 places in Kodagu prone to floods, landslips
Geographical Survey of India (GSI) has recognized 85 places in Kodagu district, together with areas in Madikeri and Virajpet cities, as weak to floods and landslips.
Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal stated essential precautions are in place at these places following the GSI’s report. The officers had additionally ready stories on places vulnerable to rain emergencies based mostly on earlier years’ calamities.
The DC, whereas responding to Minister for Revenue R. Ashok on monsoon preparedness, gave particulars of the flood-prone areas and steps taken for the security of individuals.
Mr. Ashok directed the DC to take steps to relocate these residing in vulnerable areas to safer places in view of monsoon. “Just issuing notices to the people to relocate will not serve the purpose. The administration has to persuade them to shift,” stated the Minister, at a video convention on Monday with the DCs of some districts, together with Kodagu, on Monsoon preparations.
Referring to final yr’s landslip that passed off at Talacauvery which claimed the lives of individuals, together with the temple priest, the Minister stated such cases shouldn’t recur. The folks residing in weak areas have to be shifted to aid/rescue centres which may be arrange in colleges or group halls, he prompt.
Ms. Somal urged the Minister to enhance availability of kerosene to Kodagu since its demand goes up throughout monsoon. The Minister stated he would converse to the Minister for Food and Civil Supplies.