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Kodagu Floods, Landslides: GSI team begins field study
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Kodagu Floods, Landslides: GSI team begins field study

Second in-depth geological control study to pinpoint exact causes of devastation, instability factors A team from Geological Survey of India (GSI), a government body, has begun studying the exact reason for floods and landslides that ravaged Kodagu in August 2018. The team began the study this morning and is expected to submit its report in…

Geologists pinpoint extensive land  damage for Kodagu disaster
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Geologists pinpoint extensive land damage for Kodagu disaster

After a series of reports that pointed accusing fingers at extensive and unabated human interference, here is another report that says human exploitation of nature and heavy rains were the two main reasons for the catastrophic-proportion landslides and floods in Kodagu. This time, the report is official and has been presented by Geological Survey of…

Migrant workers, tribals stare at bleak future in Kodagu
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Migrant workers, tribals stare at bleak future in Kodagu

Hundreds of coffee estate labourers from Assam and West Bengal stuck in ‘no man’s land’ Kodagu accounts for 1,07,089 hectares of the 2,44,785 hectares coffee plantations in Karnataka. Now, over 41,526 hectares of coffee plantations have been destroyed in Kodagu. With the top soil and all nutrients lost due to landslides, the existing land is…

KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS
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KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS

By Vikram Muthanna While everyone was busy mourning Vajpayee’s death, tragedy struck Kodagu as rains and landslides swallowed everything — humans, livestock, coffee estates, vehicles and homes. On the evening of August 18, I got a call from Kushalnagar where my uncle informed me that he had taken in three families as floods made their…

Kodagu floods: Three more bodies found near Madikeri
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Kodagu floods: Three more bodies found near Madikeri

Madikeri:  The rescue personnel, involving Garuda Police Command Force and Kodagu District Police, have succeeded in discovering three more bodies trapped in landslides that rocked Kodagu ten days ago. The rescue team recovered the body of a woman from Jodupala near Madikeri on Saturday, even as two more bodies buried under mud and shush were…

ISKCON arranges food for flood victims
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ISKCON arranges food for flood victims

Kushalnagar: ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) distributed food to the victims put up at the Sai Layout. The food was prepared at Vasavi Convention Hall and distributed in  three vans. Social worker Addangada Harish Thammaiah working with ISKCON, speaking to Star of Mysore, said that if they were informed, they were ready to supply…

Fraud after flood
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Fraud after flood

Kushalnagar: Shocking, but true. Truckloads of relief items that were meant to provide some succour to the flood victims sheltered in Kodagu have been diverted to private godowns by politicians and party workers to be used to woo voters in the forthcoming Kushalnagar and Somwarpet Town Panchayat elections. Following a series of complaints from the…

ISRO team to study landslides in Kodagu
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ISRO team to study landslides in Kodagu

Madikeri: A team from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to reach Kodagu today to study the massive landslides that has ravaged the district. Landslides of such a magnitude have never occurred in Kodagu and it is for the first time that the district is reeling under widespread devastation. The ISRO team will study…

Man walks three days in forest to reach son-in-law’s house
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Man walks three days in forest to reach son-in-law’s house

Gonikoppal: An aged man Chandru, hailing from Hebbattageri, Mukodlu village, walked for three days in the forest in torrential rain and strong winds and finally managed to reach the main road from where he got a lift in a truck to his son-in-law’s house in Devarapura. Along with him, 40 other residents from neighbouring villages…

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