Mangaluru, June 25: Health Minister UT Khader on Wednesday, June 24th, visited the areas in the sea belt around Ullal which were affected by the sea erosion.
Speaking during his visit, Minister Khader said, to control the sea erosion, Rs 232 crores permanent works will be undertaken including the rejoining of two breakwaters. This will be discussed with the Chief Minister and Minister of ports and suitable measures will be taken, he said.
The strong winds this year, has increased the sea erosion. In order to avoid the danger from the sea erosion, protection projects will be undertaken in the necessary areas of the coastal Karnataka. In the areas where the sea erosion preventive works have already been undertaken, additional works will be carried out to strengthen them, Minster said.
He also informed that the previous Central government had planned projects to undertake protection works in German technology in the necessary areas in the sea belt ranging from Talapady to Karwar, and from there to Gujarat.
The government is committed to provide necessary assistance to the people affected by sea erosion in Ullal area. In case of necessity, relief centre will be opened. The local administration has kept a close watch on the situation. Already directions have been passed to the concerned officials to provide emergency relief to those whose houses have been damaged. This will be brought to the attention of the Chief Minister and the Minister of Ports, he said.
Minister Khader visited and inspected Kodi, Mogaveerapatna, Kaiko, Kotepura, Khiliriya Nagar, Someshwara, Uchila, and other areas which were affected by sea erosion.
Later a meeting was convened in Ullal town hall regarding this matter with the officials and peoples representatives.
Girija Bai, president of Ullal town hall, vice president Raziya , additional deputy commissioner Sadashaiva Prabhu , Mangaluru tahshildar Jean Tauro, Madegowda-Port Department Engineer and others were present.