Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, May 29: Legislative assembly speaker U T Khader held a meeting at the circuit house on Monday May 29, and discussed several issues to prevent devastation and floods during monsoon.
Speaking to media after the meeting, Khader said, “The meeting was held to prevent any inconvenience that might occur during monsoon. Low lying and hilly areas are identified and officials are asked to be prepared to face any situation.
“Orders are given to open control rooms and take help of local organizations. Discussion is held with fishermen community to get boats in case of need.
“Necessary equipment and grant will be given to animal husbandry department. Additional vehicles and staff will be given to Mescom sub stations.
“The forest and Mescom departments should work in tandem. If lives are lost due to the negligence of officials, forest and Mescom officials will be held responsible. Warning to this effect is given to the concerned.
“Rs 10,000 immediate compensation should be provided in case of damage to houses,” he said.