Published: 22nd August 2018
Schools, colleges in flood-hit Kodagu to reopen from August 23
The government has also directed Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Transport department officials to restore transport facilities immediately
Even as various government agencies are continuing relief works in flood-hit Kodagu, schools and colleges in the district, except 61 schools in worst affected areas will reopen from Thursday.
The decision was taken after Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday spoke to Kodagu district in-charge Minister Sa Ra Mahesh and Deputy Commissioner PI Srividya over the phone and took stock of the situation in the district. "It has been decided to re-open all schools and colleges except 61 schools in highly affected areas from August 23 (Thursday) itself. Action has been initiated to distribute 5000 school books and classes are conducted in the relief camps for children," according to a statement issued the CMO stated.
The government has directed Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Transport department officials to restore transport facilities immediately and the Public Works Department (PWD), National Highway Authority, Zilla Panchayat Engineering Division officials have been instructed to restore transport facility in the district.
"To avoid landslides, it has been directed to use sandbags to build protection walls as a measure of temporary relief," the CMO stated.
Directions have been issued to Deputy Director, Food and Civil Supplies Department to ensure availability of LPG cylinder, gas geysers, petrol and diesel sufficiently and ensure proper distribution of food kits to the victims. The government had earlier made it clear that duplicate copies of documents will be issued to those who have lost all their property documents due to heavy rains.