Mysuru, August 18:- With the incessant rains throwing life out of gear in Kodagu district, the Mysuru district administration has got down to some rearguard action to send various relief materials to the flood-affected areas in Kodagu.
The administration has sent a total of 26,000 litre of water (1 litre and 20 litre bottles), 200 carpets, 40 tarpaulins, 1000 blankets, 1000 bedspreads, 500 towels, 500 napkins, 50 bundles of rope, torch, 1900 pounds of bread, 10 Kg dry fruits to the ravaged district till Saturday morning.
Similarly, all the relief materials from individuals and NGOs are being collected at a centre opened by the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) at Townhall premises in the city. A total of 30 officers/staffs from the district have been deployed to Kodagu district and nine teams of doctors have been sent there to tackle medical emergency.
The district administration has also made necessary arrangements to shelter flood victims at Diwan Poornaiah Chatra in the city. Basic facilities including 150-200 beds and pillows are ready along with a doctor’s team to look after the flood victims who are expected to arrive anytime.
Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar said, “Apart from the relief materials, 12000 litres of kerosene have been sent and many industries and private organisations put together have sent almost three trucks of aid. Around 100 pairs of gumboots and 100 raincoats have been sent till now.”
“The relief material being collected from the public is for Kodagu primarily, but will be sent to Kerala also, if Kodagu doesn’t have immediate need of certain items,” he added. – (KK).