Karwar: As per preliminary reports, the loss due to the rains and floods in Uttara Kannada district is estimated to be about Rs 418. 26 crore
Addressing reporters, District Incharge Secretary Munish Maudgil gave details about the rehabilitation work being undertaken by the district administration and assured the flood hit compensation at the earliest.
As per reports, 3,257 people have lost their homes and Rs 3,800 is being provided to all those whose houses have been damaged.
About 77 cattle have died and compensation would be provided to the owners shortly.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Harish Kumar said that steps are being taken to repair electricity lines, roads and reconnect telephone lines and mobile networks.
Due to the cracks in Chigalli dam, agricultural land has been damaged.
“At present our priority is restoring road connectivity. A crop survey would be conducted from August 16. We also intend to focus on sanitation, health and drinking water supply," the DC said. Initially 11,299 people had taken shelter in 93 rehabilitation centres but with the situation slowly returning to normal, there are now 8,561 people in 73 centres.
Karwar taluk has the highest number of flooded villages-35- with six bridges submerged and 777 houses damaged. Ankola has the highest number of damaged houses-1,258. The estimated crop loss is Rs 5,089.66 lakh....