Chamarajanagara: District In-Charge Minister V. Somanna instructed speedy disposal of rain compensation applications.
Chairing officers meeting after visiting rain affected areas in Kollegala, Yalandur and Chamarajanagar taluks on Thursday September 1, he instructed officers that compensation applications should not be delayed due to any reason.
Minister, who visited a week after the onset of rains, warned the officials to respond to the hardships of the people immediately. The Minister visited Mamballi-Agar Village of Yalandur and heard grievances of rain affected people. He also got information from the officials about the remedial works undertaken.
The Minister distributed relief sanction letter and food grocery kits to the victims. At visiting care centre he assured the victims that no one needs to be afraid. The Government is with people and the compensation amount was increased. He said that the compensation of all the victims will be given through DBT.
He visited the care centre opened at Valmiki Community Bhavan in Agra and spoke to the victims. He instructed officials to distribute food, blankets, daily necessities, towels and other materials to those in the care centre. Cleanliness of toilets and bathing arrangements should also be taken care of. Health should also be taken care of, he said and instructed the officials that health check-up and drug treatment should be done.
He visited the villages of Maddur and Ambale and reviewed the neighbouring situation.
He visited Mahantalapura of Chamarajanagara Taluk and got the details of crop damage. In Hebbasuri, he visited the house of a farmer whose coconuts were washed away by rain. He instructed the Irrigation Department to take action to prevent the flow of water from the canal from entering the lands.
Somanna, who went to Jyoti Goudapur, discussed with MLAs, local leaders and officials at the Gram Panchayat Office. He instructed officers to provide a compensation of Rs. 10,000 each immediately to the 527 houses inundated by the flood. Food kits should be distributed immediately to all affected people. He warned Tahasildar and PDOs that they should take action to provide compensation as per rules and construction of 66 damaged houses.
Addressing the villagers, Somanna said, ‘This kind of rain has never been experienced before. Roads, drains and bridges damaged by rain will be constructed. The Chief Minister said to respond to the people who are in trouble and provide necessary assistance. Be brave, we are with you all,’ he said. In Honganur, he witnessed water seeping into the dormitory building and damaged the compound. He checked about the damage to the school room in Rechamballi. He also visited Nagavalli Village and inspected the damages.
Kollegala MLA N. Mahesh, Yelandur MLA C. S. Niranjan Kumar, CADA President G. Nijagunaraju, District Panchayat Chief Executive Officer K. M. Gayatri, District Superintendent of Police T. P. Shivakumar, Additional District Collector S. Katyayinidevi, Additional District Superintendent of Police K.S. Sundarraj, Sub-Divisional Officer Geetha Hueda, Tahasildar Manjula, Anandappa Nayak, Basavaraju, and officers of various departments were present.