Mysuru: An inter-ministerial Central team visited the flood and landslide devastated locations of Kodagu and interacted with those who have lost their homes and their belongings in the disaster, at the relief centres in the district on Tuesday.
The team visited Nanjarayapatna, Vaalnooru, Thyagaththooru, Kumbaragundi, Karadigodu and other areas and met the flood victims at the relief centre in Nellihudikeri.
But before they set off on their field visit, they were given a power point presentation on the loss suffered by Kodagu in the recent calamity by deputy commissioner, Annies Kanmani Joy.
She recalled that Kodagu had recorded 2043.58mm rainfall so far this year and as many as 54 gram panchayats and 11 hoblis of Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet saw floods and landslides. The death toll was 14 people and 60 livestock. And four people were still missing in the Tora area of Heggala village in Virajpet taluk since August 10.
As many as 2,341 houses were damaged, including 451 in Madikeri, 993 in Somwarpet and 897 in Virajpet, leading to an estimated loss of Rs 1439.45 lakh. The district had suffered crop loss to the tune of Rs 26652.22 lakh over 1,18, 975 hectares of land and infrastructure, including roads, anganwadis, and school and hospital buildings, valued at Rs 33301.78 lakh had been damaged, she said.
Ms Joy added that Rs 2.92 crore was released by the NDRF for immediate relief, restoration and rehabilitation work in the district and Rs 10,000 each had been paid to 4,146 families.
Local BJP MLAs Appachu Ranjan and K.G. Bopaiah did not accompany the central team with sources saying they were unhappy over being left out during cabinet expansion....