CM Kumaraswamy assures all possible assistance to rain-hit coastal districts

MANGALURU: Soon after coming into power the new chief minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy has assured the public that the new government will take all possible steps to ensure the development of the coastal areas in the state that is currently heavily affected by the pouring rain. He has said that government is keeping an eye on the on the condition of coastal areas like Dakshina Kannada and will do whatever the government can do to curb the crisis.

The deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada Sasikanth Senthil made the new chief minister aware of the situation. Kumaraswamy immediately asked the deputy commissioner to take all the preventive steps. He added that all the officers are in contact with the district administration and if anything will be needed by the district administration it will be provided by the state. The state is giving constant assistance to the district for proper resolution of the problem.

All the schools’, colleges and educational institutions have been closed due to the heavy rain and the opening dates will be extended if the situation will not improve. Al the schools and colleges of Udupi has also been shut down for now. There was a heavy rainfall in the district even on Wednesday which has to lead to the aggravation of the problem.

The national disaster management teams have been deployed in the affected area to save any loss of life and property. The national disaster force has been sent to all the coastal area as a preventive measure by the government of Karnataka. The state Chief Minister has asked people to not panic and has assured them that the government will do anything within their power to ensure their safety. In his official statement HD Kumaraswamy said that in the hour of needs the government of Karnataka and the district administration stands with the people of the state and they need not worry.

The National disaster rescue force reached to Mangaluru at midnight on Wednesday and the sub-team of NDRF will reach the affected area soon. A rescue team left for Udupi, a place thirty-five kilometres away from the Managaluru this evening. Before that, a ten years old girl died in the district by drowning on Tuesday. The rescue team found her body and handed it to her family. Since there was no rain on Wednesday the situation is getting back to normal in the district.