Madikeri-Mangaluru NH reconstruction work begins in Kodagu District

5,067people sheltered at relief camps in Kodagu

Kodagu, August 25:- The reconstruction work of roads at several places in Kodagu District has been launched in full swing from Saturday.

The construction workers were engaged in repairing and rebuilding highways and roads which were damaged due to flood and landslides at several places in Kodagu District.

The workers who took up work on Madikeri-Mangaluru National Highway (NH 275), filled sand bags adjacent to the highway where a part of the road had caved in.

Meanwhile, festive atmosphere prevailed at few relief camps in Kodagu District. People accommodated in relief camps celebrated Varamahalakshmi Festival on Friday by offering prayers to Goddess Varamahalakshmi and also distributed traditional sweets.

At Mythri Hall in Madikeri, women celebrated the festival to propitiate the Goddess Lakshmi by offering special prayers.

Officials from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issued Aadhaar cards on the spot to the people who had lost their houses and documents. The officials said UIDAI unit has been opened at a school in Sullia where the flood affected people from Jodupala in Kodagu are staying. At few relief camps, a health inspection and health education programme was held for children.

According to a press release from the Kodagu District Administration, a total of 5,067 people are still sheltered in relief camps at Madikeri, Somwarpet and Virajpet Taluks. The maximum numbers of people are sheltered at Madikeri Relief Camp with 1,495 male inmates and 1,535 female inmates totalling to 3,029 people. A total of 534 pieces of bed sheets, 1,152 boxes of biscuits, 1027 blankets, 1321 dress materials, 3000 boxes of milk, 351 litres of oil, 7141 kg of rice, 1082 kg of sugar, 164 sweaters, 44 kg of tur dal and158 boxes of water bottles have been dispatched to the relief camps. -(KK)

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