The State government has set up a sub-committee to look into the problems of forest encroachers in Uttara Kannada district and an amicable solution would be found, said District in-charge minister R.V. Deshpande at Balale in Ankola taluk on Sunday after meeting with leaders and people on padayatra. Ravindranath Naik, president of Forest Encroachers’ Forum, urged the government to solve the problems of more than 45,000 forest encroachers in the district.

RTO Jamadar dead

Regional Transport Officer of Sirsi G.P. Jamadar (58) died

in a hospital at Bangalore on Sunday according to a report. He met with an accident near Malagi three months ago on his way to Hubli from Sirsi and was hospitalised. After recovery he was transferred to Haveri but was in-charge of Sirsi office also. He was admitted to a hospital at Bangalore due to deteriorating health, but he failed to respond to treatment. He is survived by wife and a daughter.