Kodagu Connect News Service
MADIKERI: In a few months from now, Coluvanda Punya Nanjappa will become the first woman fighter pilot from Kodagu to be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF). Presently training at the Indian Air Force Academy in Hyderabad, Punya is the only woman in her batch to have opted and been selected into the Fighter Stream.
Punya is the daughter of Anuradha Nanjappa and late Coluvanda P Bala Nanjappa of Vijayanagar in Mysuru. The family belongs to Chembebellur village in Virajpet taluk.
While she credits her parents for her achievements, Punya considers Group Captain Sarvanand as her mentor.
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MADIKERI: In April this year, retired Deputy Director-General of Geological Survey of India (GSI), Dr. H.S.M. Prakash had predicted that the devastating natural calamity that rocked Kodagu and Kerala last year will haunt these regions again this year.
Dr. Prakash emphasises that he is not proud his predictions came true but hopes we can work towards mitigating the impact of landslides.
Underscoring the importance of studying the phenomenon, in an exclusive email interview with Kodagu Connect, Dr. Prakash urges weathermen to become climate scientists and analyse paleoclimate in particular to understand the whole gamut of events all over the globe.
Here are the excerpts of the interview.
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By Kishor Cariappa
Unstable coffee market, low prices for black pepper, floods, pending rehabilitation of 2018 landslide victims… people of Kodagu have been going through a harrowing time for the last few years and all that was required from the Yediyurappa government was an assurance saying ‘we are with you’ during the cabinet expansion yesterday. Unfortunately, by not giving any ministerial representation to Kodagu, the new state government has dealt a blow to the aspirations of the people of the district.
Kodagu has been a stronghold of BJP for the last few decades. While Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan has been a legislator for five terms, for Virajpet MLA K G Bopaiah this is the fourth term. So, when the Yediyurappa cabinet was expanded yesterday it came as a surprise to the people of Kodagu that none of its two MLAs were made ministers.
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By Kishor Cariappa
I was born in Madikeri. Having spent a good number of my initial years as a student in the district headquarters of Kodagu, I moved out of town in search of good education and suitable employment.
Having said that, I have never been able to detach my bond with this charming hill station and capital of Kodagu. The joy of coming back to this breathtaking view is hard to explain.
Considered by me as one of the most beautiful places on earth, I simply feel invigorated and uplifted the minute I step into Madikeri. As soon as the KSRTC bus touches Chain Gate from Kushalnagar side or Thalathmane from Sullia side, I am overwhelmed by the freshness of the air I breathe.
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Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy has formed sub-committees to manage situations like landslides and flash floods during the upcoming monsoon season in Kodagu.
Click on the below links for details of sub-committees and mobile phone numbers of officers.
Important Phone Numbers
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MADIKERI: Last year’s floods and landslides in Kodagu rendered her family homeless. Yet, she didn’t lose hope or shake off her determination.
Overcoming all odds and predicaments, Iymudiyanda D Sinchana has secured 95.67 per cent (574 marks) in science stream in the Karnataka PUC result 2019 recently announced by the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board.
A student of Vidyanikethana P U College in Gonikoppal, Sinchana dreams of becoming an engineer but her family has lost everything in the floods in Hemmethalu village near Madapura. Her father, Iymudiyanda Devaiah’s 10 acres of coffee estate and paddy field perished in the landslides. Staying in a rented house now, they have no financial resources to make Sinchana secure a professional engineering degree. Devaiah says he wants to take up a job but has no skills other than agriculture.
Dear Pratap Simha and C H Vijayshankar,
Best wishes on being named candidates for BJP (Pratap Simha) and Congress-JD-S (C H Vijayshankar) combine for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha constituency. As you would know, Kodagu and Mysuru are two different regions having different necessities, requirements and even goals.
We, at Kodagu Connect, asked our readers to list out their expectations from the new Member of Parliament who will represent them from 2019 till 2024. Here are some of the issues which were raised by them.
Thanks to its tourism tag, Kodagu has undergone development way beyond its carrying capacity. Resorts, hotels and commercial construction activities are on the rise by converting agricultural land into commercial use. Rules are being flouted and norms ignored threatening the fragile ecosystem of the district. Some reports claim around 2,800 acres of land were converted for commercial purposes in last 10 years in Kodagu. Strict rules and regulations are needed to contain this menace so that environment of district is protected.
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