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Moily demands Rs. 10,000 cr. special package for Kodagu
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Moily demands Rs. 10,000 cr. special package for Kodagu

Madikeri:  With Kodagu witnessing its worst natural disaster till date, former Chief Minister and MP Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has demanded a Rs. 10,000 crore special package for Kodagu. Moily, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance held a meeting with officials at Harangi in the  district recently and sought…

ULB polls in Kodagu on Oct.28; Counting on Oct.31
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ULB polls in Kodagu on Oct.28; Counting on Oct.31

Mysuru:  The Urban Local Body (ULB) polls in Kodagu, which was postponed due to floods and landslides across the district in August, will now be held on Oct. 28. The polls will be held for Somwarpet Town Panchayat, Virajpet Town Panchayat and Kushalnagar Town Panchayat. The Election Commission issued a notification in this regard on…

Kodagu District in-Charge Secretary reviews flood relief works
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Kodagu District in-Charge Secretary reviews flood relief works

Madikeri: District in-Charge Secretary Anbu Kumar has instructed the officers of the Agriculture Department to expedite the disbursement of compensation to flood victims who have lost crops. He was presiding over a progress review meeting of various Departments of the district at the DC’s office here on Friday. Anbu Kumar asked the Tahsildars of the…

Housing Minister inspects flood-ravaged places in Kodagu
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Housing Minister inspects flood-ravaged places in Kodagu

Madikeri: Minister for Housing U.T. Khader has clarified that the State Government alone would construct the houses to rehabilitate the flood victims in Kodagu. The Minister recently visited Jodupala, Arekallu and Monnangeri villages in Kodagu and heard the grievances of the    flood victims. The victims urged the Minister to expedite the relief works and sought…

Human skeleton found near Jodupala
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Human skeleton found near Jodupala

Madikeri:  A skeleton has been found near Jodupala, which was devastated following floods and landslides in Kodagu last month. The skeleton is suspected to be that of one Manjula (15), who had gone missing during the devastation of the place, but doctors and Police are yet to confirm the same. As only the skeleton was…

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…

‘Trekking spots turn death traps’
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‘Trekking spots turn death traps’

Kodagu, apart from being a tourist destination, is also a hotspot for trekking. The district, which is an adventurer’s paradise, has a dozen trekking spots that provide an offbeat experience to visitors. Some of the popular trekking spots are Thadiyandamol, Nishani Betta, Kumaraparvatha Range, Brahmagiri range, Kotebetta Mandalapatti, Kallubetta, Kopattimale, Second Monnangeri, Vanachalu, Makkala Gudibetta,…

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…

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