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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 flood victim families to get Rs. 50,000 each
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Kodagu flood victim families to get Rs. 50,000 each

Bengaluru:  The State Cabinet which met here last evening, decided to provide a compensation of Rs. 50,000 to each of the over thousand families who lost their homes in Kodagu district due to floods and landslides. While 186 homes were completely damaged, 530 houses were greatly damaged and 404 were partially damaged in last month’s…

Delegation meets Union Home Minister: Seeks Special Rs.5,000-crore package for Kodagu
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Delegation meets Union Home Minister: Seeks Special Rs.5,000-crore package for Kodagu

Bengaluru: A delegation led by Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, which met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Bengaluru on Tuesday, has appealed the Minister to urge the Union Government for announcing a Rs.5,000 crore special package for rebuilding of flood-ravaged Kodagu district. Kodagu District in-Charge Minister S.R. Mahesh, MLAs K.G. Bopaiah and Appachu Ranjan, MLC…

After floods, it’s drought-like situation in Kodagu
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After floods, it’s drought-like situation in Kodagu

Madikeri:  Like the flood-hit Kerala and Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu is facing the phenomenon of drying up of wells and rivers, excessive heat and lack of potable water. Many residents have reported that coffee beans are drying up due to sweltering heat. Soon after the destructive floods in Kodagu, it was hoped that the groundwater level…

KRRS to assist flood relief works in Kodagu
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KRRS to assist flood relief works in Kodagu

Mysuru: The State Executive meeting of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) and Hasiru Sene was held at the premises of Agricultural Market Study Centre on Hunsur Road here on Sunday. The meeting focused on drafting plans to provide assistance to drought and flood-hit parts of the State and also to mobilise farmers to participate in…

District Minister brightens mood of flood victims on Gowri Fest
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District Minister brightens mood of flood victims on Gowri Fest

Madikeri: The dark clouds that had gathered following the recent floods in Kodagu has still not cleared and it affected even the joyous celebration of Gowri-Ganesha festival. The relief centres where hundreds of people are still sheltered wears a gloomy look. However, Kodagu District in-Charge Minister S.R. Mahesh  rose to the occasion and made their…

Deforestation, heavy rainfall caused destruction in Kodagu: Report
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Deforestation, heavy rainfall caused destruction in Kodagu: Report

Technical Team from Mysuru recommends immediate afforestation, ban on commercial exploitation of land Mysuru: A report by the Technical Team of The Institution of Engineers (India), Mysuru Local Centre, has identified the causes for the recent destruction in Kodagu by catastrophic floods and landslides. The report has pointed fingers at indiscriminate development, cutting of trees,…

Central team arrives in Kodagu to take stock of flood situation
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Central team arrives in Kodagu to take stock of flood situation

Kushalnagar: A three-member Central team arrived in Kodagu today to analyse the havoc caused by floods and landslides across the district last month. The Central Committee comprising Anil Mallick, Jitender Panwar and Dr. Ponuswamy will conduct an inspection at Harangi Dam near Kushalnagar this afternoon to take stock of the situation. The team met Kodagu…

PM to send Central teams to assess flood damage in Karnataka
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PM to send Central teams to assess flood damage in Karnataka

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday assured Karnataka that the Centre will send two official teams to assess the flood damages in Kodagu, Malnad districts and coastal districts. This followed a meeting of a delegation, led by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, with the Prime Minister to apprise him of the flood havoc in certain…

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