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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 susceptible to floods and landslips.

Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal mentioned vital precautions are in place at these places following the GSI’s report. The officers had additionally ready reviews on places inclined to rain emergencies based mostly on earlier years’ calamities.

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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 protection of individuals.

Mr. Ashok directed the DC to take steps to relocate these residing in inclined 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,” mentioned the Minister, at a video convention on Monday with the DCs of some districts, together with Kodagu, on Monsoon preparations.

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Referring to final yr’s landslip that happened at Talacauvery which claimed the lives of individuals, together with the temple priest, the Minister mentioned such situations shouldn’t recur. The individuals residing in susceptible areas have to be shifted to aid/rescue centres which might be arrange in faculties or neighborhood halls, he urged.

Ms. Somal urged the Minister to improve availability of kerosene to Kodagu since its demand goes up throughout monsoon. The Minister mentioned he would communicate to the Minister for Food and Civil Supplies.

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