Mangaluru: Central team visits coast - reviews loss due to natural disaster

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Sep 13: A team of senior officials deputed by the Central government visited Karkala and Kaup in Udupi district to review the extent of devastation let loose by the recent natural disaster. The team first visited government higher primary school, Kukkundur Jayantinagar, Karkala and gathered details of extensive damage caused to the school building and dangerous condition of the school due to the disaster.

The team subsequently visited Miyar, Mudar, Renjala and Edu villages and conducted review of damages caused.

The team held a meeting with different department heads in Karkala guest house and visited Kuthyaru Gurme bridge, old MBC road in Kaup and other areas.

Deputy commissioner of the district, Priyanka Mary Francis, Kundapur assistant commissioner, Bhoobalan, tahasildar, Mohammed Isaac, taluk panchayat executive officer, Dr Harsha, municipal council chief officer Mabel D’ Souza, PWD senior engineer Sunder and others were present.

Karkala MLA, V Sunil Kumar, held discussions with the team. The team consisted of central finance ministry assistant secretary Bharathendra Kumar Singh, rural development ministry assistant secretary Manik Chand and regional highway division’s Sadananda Babu.

Mangaluru visit

The team also visited the city to assess devastation by torrential rains here. The team held meeting in the office of the district deputy commissioner here and collected information. The team is on a two-day visit to the coast. On September 13, the team will visit Mularpatna in Bantwal, Vittal Padnoor, Kaniyoor, Subramanya and Gundya before proceeding to Hassan.


Another high level team of the Central government arrived in Kodagu district on Wednesday. The team collected all details of the losses from deputy commissioner of the district, P Srividya.

The team is led by Anil Malik with members, Jitender Pansar and Dr Ponnuswamy as members. The team collected details about loss to agricultural crops, damage to state and national highways and other connecting roads, damage to coffee, cardamom, coconut, areca nut etc and loss suffered by irrigation department, minor irrigation department, electricity department, loss to house property etc.

District in-charge minister Sa Ra Mahesh, MP Prathap Simha etc who were present, explained in detail the destruction let loose by the natural calamity. Zilla panchayat chief executive officer, Prashanth Kumar Mishra, additional deputy commissioner, tahasildars, coffee board officials and other officials were present.