Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (DV)
Udupi, Jul 20: Chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday July 20 asked district administration officials to take precautionary measures to prevent loss of human life and animals, due to natural disaster following monsoon.
He was speaking to deputy commissioners of 13 districts through a virtual meet.
He said, "Senior citizens, children, and women should be shifted to safe places from danger areas during the monsoon. Take precautionary measures to avoid any sort of untoward incidents and prevent loss of life.
“Already, four NDRF and SDRF teams are all set to manage natural disasters. Take assistance whenever there is a need. Keep all the equipment ready and set up natural disaster management centers to tackle the situation. Start 24*7 helpline at natural disaster management centers in taluks and district centers and immediately respond to the people's problem.
"Distribute compensation transparently for those who sustain losses due excessive rainfall. There is no dearth of funds in the state. Also, take help from local institutions during distress,” he said.
Udupi deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha said, "In Udupi, the district administration has taken essential measures to tackle natural disasters. At all gram panchayats, plans have been chalked out for disaster management. We are also in touch with the NDRF team in Mangaluru. Arrangements of fibre boats have been made for use in gram panchayats. A control room which will function 24*7 has been set up. All officials have been directed to get ready to tackle the monsoon situation. In this monsoon, the district has witnessed one death, total damage of 5 houses, partial damage of 196 houses and 14 sheds have also been damaged. The PD (personal deposit) account of the district has Rs 5.90 crore and there is no scarcity of funds.”
Zilla panchayat CEO Dr Naveen Bhat, additional deputy commissioner Sadashiva Prabhu, superindependent of police Vishnuvardhan, ANF SP Akhil and other officials were present.