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Karwar: The Tata Research Centre, which is conducting a health survey in Kaiga and surrounding areas about the effects of radiation on the people, should inform the local gram panchayat and the people about the survey, Anant Hegde Ashisar, Chairman of the Western Ghats Task Force, has said.
Mr. Ashisar told presspersons here on Friday that that there was confusion among people about the survey as the officials had not informed them. The organisation should have pamphlets published in Kannada and have them distributed so that people can be made aware about the survey, he said.
He demanded that the roads connecting Kaiga to other places should be improved and broadened so that people could get away easily in case of a disaster. A proposal to facilitate this would be sent to the Government soon, he said.
As many as 131 Endosulfan affected people in Bhatkal taluk had been given identity cards and 75 others had been helped in various ways. He said the Government should appoint doctors in these villages as they face a lack of medical facilities. He said the Jog Development Authority should take steps to clean the falls.
He said the State Government had not granted permission to run mini hydel projects in Uttara Kannada district and that emphasis should be given to facilitate the production of solar electricity instead. A meeting to discuss ways through which community safety zones could be created would be held in Sirsi soon.