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Revenue Minister visits rain-hit areas in city

Press Trust of India  |  Mangaluru 

The was considering enhancement of compensation amount to the people affected during the recent heavy rains in the city, Revenue R V said today.

Addressing reporters during his visit to the affected areas, the said the compensation of Rs one lakh paid toeach affected household was not sufficient and it would be increased.

said the had released Rs three crore each to Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts which facedcalamities in the torrential rains.

He said landslides and fallen trees on the Charmadi Ghat, linking Mangaluru and the capital Bengaluru, were being cleared and would be opened for traffic soon.

The visited the houses of two families affected by the heavy rains on May 29 last and presented cheques of Rs one lakh each to them.

After visiting the Ullal area, held a meeting of officials at the office of to review relief measures.

He said Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts had suffered losses due to the rain and he had collected a report from the district administration here.

The minister alsoinstructed the to keep an amount of Rs five crore in hand which could be used in case of emergency.

UT Khader, HarishKumar and were among those present during Deshpande's visit.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 16:25 IST