THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The District Administration is continuing efforts to demolish the unscientifically-built breakwater which resulted in flooding at several areas on the banks of the Kadinamkulam lake.
Around 12 m of the construction was demolished and works are continuing, the officials said in a statement. The breakwater is believed to have caused the flooding at Kadakkavoor, Kizhuvila, Azhoor, Kadinamkulam, Veyiloor, Vettoor, Cherunniyoor, Manambur and Ottoor.
The demolishing activities followed a directive by District Collector Biju Prabhakar, who visited the floodaffected areas the other day.
Village Officer Suspended
The District Collector has placed Vakkom Village Officer in Chirayinkeezhu Taluk under suspension for lapse in coordinating flood relief activities.
‘Works in Full Swing’
The District Administration is providing all possible assistance to the residents of Bonacaud and Ponmudi who were displaced owing to the heavy rains and floods, said Sub-Collector S Karthikeyan.
The Revenue Department is leading the activities in assistance with the Red Cross and Vithura grama panchayat.
Karthikeyan said in statement here that some media reports blaming the district administration on flood relief measures were false. A team led by the Sub-Collector and Tahsildar Sulekha Beevi had visited all the 18 relief camps in the Nedumangad Taluk on Sunday. The facilities at the camps in Vithura, Kallar, Pacha, Aanappara, Maruthamala, Idinjar, Peringammala and Palode were reviewed.
Blankets were provided to the residents of the relief camp at Vithura.
The Revenue Department, with the help of the Ponmudi Police, supplied food to the five families who took shelter at an anganwadi on the Merchiston estate premises.
The roads to Ponmudi and the PDS shop at Bonacaud were repaired by a team led by Vithura panchayat president Vipin.
Efforts are on to supply goods to the tribal colonies at Mullamoodu, Konnamarathum Moodu and Mottamoodu.