The District Administration should provide relief to the people affected by floods and other rain-related incidents within the next three days, said District In-Charge and Principal Secretary of the Dept. of Energy Amitha Prasad here yesterday.

Speaking at a review meeting held at the office of the Deputy Commissioner in which the progress of Anna Bhagya, Ksheera Bhagya and other schemes in the district were reviewed, she also collected information on floods and progress of agriculture in the district.

Deputy Commissioner C.Shikha informed that four houses had been completely damaged due to excessive rainfall, while 494 houses suffered minor damages and the extent of loss in the district was Rs. 71.89 lakhs.

Referring to damages to public property, she said that one lake at Periyapatna was completely damaged resulting in loss of Rs. 6.5 lakh and electrical instruments were damaged in 167 cases since the beginning of monsoon amounting to a loss of Rs. 18.75 lakh.

A total of nine kilometers road were washed away in the district causing a loss of Rs. 30 lakh and as many as 17 bridges, 73 private buildings, water supply pipes and others were damaged causing a loss of Rs. 96.5 lakh, she added.

Stating that one person in Hunsur and another in Periyapatna taluk had died due to rain-related accidents while four others were injured, she added that the relatives of the deceased had been distributed a compensation of Rs. 1.5 lakh each.

She also said that a total of 145 hectares in horticulture sector was damaged causing a loss of Rs. 46 lakh while loss of Rs. 7.67 lakh were incurred in 185 hectares of agriculture land.

Officials of the Dept. of Agriculture informed that the district had received 457mm rainfall between January and August as against the average of 404mm rainfall.

It is said that the district had received 114mm rains in the month of June which is 33mm more than the average of 84mm, while in July the rainfall was recorded at 157mm as against the average of 109mm.

The officials also said that 58% of sowing had been completed during the monsoon season in the district and added that there was no shortage of fertilisers.

Dengue

it is reported that Amitha Prasad instructed District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. S.M.Malegowda to take special measures to tackle dengue in the district.

ZP CEO P.A.Gopal, Additional DC Naganayak, Asst. Commissioners and Tahasildars of Mysaore and Hunsur division and officials of various departments were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore