Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa was accompanied by Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan and the Commissioner of Karnataka Disaster Management Authority Manoj Rajan for an aerial survey of rain-hit districts in North Karnataka.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in two districts in the state and said that additional funds would be released after holding discussions with the officials.
The survey was done to assess the extent of damage caused by the heavy rains in Kalaburagi. Later, the CM is also scheduled to do the same at Yadgir, Raichur, and Vijayapura districts
Addressing the media, the CM stated Funds have already been allotted to the flood affected districts and more will be released after holding a meeting with the officials".
Yediyurappa was accompanied by Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan and the Commissioner of Karnataka Disaster Management Authority Manoj Rajan during the aerial survey.
River Bhima, a tributary of river Krishna that originates in Maharashtra, had flooded in Vijayapura, Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Raichur districts due to the torrential rain in the catchment areas for the past 10 days.
Yediyurappa said heavy rains and floods have caused inundation in several villages in Kalaburagi and Vijayapura districts, damaging crops and houses.
To a query, the Chief Minister said a central team would carry out an inspection after the state government submits the complete report, which may take at least four to five days.
The Chief Minister mentioned that the Prime Minister was aware of the prevailing situation and has assured assistance.
Last Updated 21, Oct 2020, 4:14 PM