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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…

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…

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