Wayanad, Sep 4 : As much as 600 acres of land spread across this district was unsuitable for any further human inhabitation, observed an expert committee, appointed by the State Disaster Management Authority, in its preliminary report.
In its preliminary report submitted to the District collector on Tuesday, the expert committee, that conducted its week-long study into the environmental damage caused by the recent floods and landslides in the district, has observed that as many as 105 areas are totally unfit for occupation. The committee, comprising officials of the Geology and Soil conservation department had conducted its detailed study in 170 places where the recent floods and landslides had destroyed the flora and fauna and properties therein.
According to sources, as much as 750 acres of land has been found uninhabitable in the district in a similar study conducted last year following the 2018 August flood and landslides. With the current study, the total area of uninhabitable land in the district has increased to 1350 acres. (UNI)