Kundapur, Sep 01: While speaking to media reporters Vinaya Kumar sorake, minister for urban development and Udupi district in charge said in his address that the government has decided to compensate the people, who have incurred heavy losses due to heavy rains in Udupi, Shimoga, Dakshina Kannada and Uttar Kannada districts, areca farmers have incurred huge losses due to rotting disease.
Hence the government has decided to compensate the farmers who have incurred losses and a sum of Rs 25 crore has been allotted for this purpose,” said Udupi district in-charge and urban development minister Vinay Kumar Sorake.
He addressed the gathering during a programme organized by Udupi district administration and zilla panchayat to distribute government amenities at R N Shetty auditorium here on Saturday August 31.
Farmers who have incurred more than 50% loss will be compensated on priority basis as per the decision taken by the sub-committee of the state government, he added.
This is a unique programme wherein amenities of various departments are distributed simultaneously, due to which people’s time will be saved as they need not visit the departments,” said minister Sorake.
During the programme, facilities worth Rs 5.56 crore were distributed to 2,698 beneficiaries.
“Land will be granted to people who have submitted their application for housing site on priority basis. Earlier in this project, the subsidy was Rs 75,000 but this time it has been increased to Rs 1.20 lac,” he said, adding that the government has also made monthly Adalat compulsory in every taluk.
Rs 50 cr for drainage system at Kundapur
In Kundapur municipality limits, work of drainage system will be undertaken at a cost of Rs 50 crore. Plans are also afoot to undertake second stage of work under KUDCEMP project, said minister Sorake.
Kundapur tahsildar Gayatri Nayak welcomed the gathering, Seetharam Shetty and Suryanarayana compered while Gopal Shetty proposed the vote of thanks.
The programme was presided over by Byndoor MLA K Gopal Poojary. Zilla panchayat vice president Mamatha R Shetty, Kundapur taluk panchayat member Deepika S Shetty, zilla panchayat education and standing committee president Ganapathi T Sriyan, Ananha Movadi, Gowri Devadiga, DC DR M T Reju among others were present.