Mangalore, July 13: Former union minister and veteran congress leader B Janardhan Poojary along with other congress leaders handed over the money they collected, to the families of the people who have either lost their lives or faced catastrophic hardship in the recent nature’s fury especially due to heavy flooding, landslides and gusty winds.
Money, which was mobilized by the congress leaders under the leadership of B Janardhana Poojary, former union minister through various sources and from the well-wishers by way of donations, has been handed over the money as compensation on humanitarian ground to the actual benefactors by visiting the houses of five deceased in the disaster in different parts of the Dakshina Kannada.
Addressing media personnel in Bantwal former union minister said that five people have lost their lives accidentally due to various reasons in the current monsoon season and he has appealed all the district related ministers, MLAs, corporators and leaders to donate generously for this noble cause.
Ejaaz Ahmed,aged 19,,Abdul Razak,aged 20,both residents of Ammunje,Kalandar,aged 22,resident of Haekala,Mahabala Moolya,aged 28,resident of Belthangady and Puttanna Naik,aged 37,resident of Puttur,the people who lost their lives.
Poojary said that a sum of Rs 4,75,000 has been collected and each family was given an amount of Rs 25,000/each as compensation, whereas two families in Bantwal received Rs 1,50,000/-as compensation from the state government, by Ramanath Rai,minister for forest, ecology and environment.
Also he told that after the disbursement of Rs 25000/-each to the families from the collection, the remaining amount will be distributed amongst the families, who lost their property as a result of deluge, rain havoc and landslides etc.
Further he stated that though the government has announced the compensation of Rs 1,00,000 to the families of the people who lost their lives in rain related catastrophs,with the timely intervention of Poojary and subsequent discussion he had with the concerned ministers, now the compensation amount has been increased to Rs 1,50,000.The government has quickly responded to his request and compensation amount has been released, he said.
Poojary, thanked Ramanatha Rai,U T Khader, Abhayachandra Jain,JR Lobo,Mohiuddin Bava,Corporators,Party leaders and workers for their overwhelming support for this mission of generating funds for the noble cause.
Poojary along with other leaders visited Harekala, Ammunje, Belthangady and Puttur.A compensation Cheque of Rs 1, 50,000 from the state government was handed over by forest minister Ramanatha Rai to the families of Ejaaz Ahmed and Abdul Razak aged 19 and 20 respectively, both residents of Ammunje, who met watery grave recently.
Poojary then spoke to the family members of the deceased and consoled them
Ibrahim Kodijal,Harikrishna Bantwal,B H Khader,Shashidar Hegde,T K Sudhir,Eshwar ullal,Arun Coehlo,Santhosh Shetty,Mahabala Marla, Abbas Ali,Kavitha Sanil,Jacintha Alfred,Appi,Shailaja,Ratikala,Mohan Mendon,Chandrashekar Bhandary,Sabitha Misquith,Prakash Alape,Nagaveni and others were part of the delegation.
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