Karnataka rains: Team arriving to inspect flood hit districts to meet CM BS Yediyurapppa
A 6-member team arrived in Karnataka on September 7 for the inspection of the flood hit districts in the state. The team will reportedly meet Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa at 5pm.
Bengaluru: A 6-member central team has arrived in Karnataka on September 7 to conduct a 3-day survey of flood-hit districts in the state.
The team will reportedly meet chief minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa at the home-office, Krishna today at 5 pm, after which they will visit the rain affected districts from Tuesday (September 8).
The inspection team will be led by KV Pratap, joint secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and the NDRF.
The team will assess damage caused by heavy rains and grant relief aid to the affected districts.
The worst-hit districts have been identified as Bagalkot, Belagavi, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu and Vijayapura.
The 6-member team will conduct the survey along with the local and district officials and police.
Information on public/private property loss, crop damage, loss of life and livestock death will be collected for further assessment.
Earlier this month Revenue minister R Ashoka had stated "The loss is estimated to be about Rs 4,800 crore due to damage to houses, buildings, roads, bridges and state highways by rains and floods in July and August, as the southwest monsoon was active and widespread".
After 3 days of review, the team will reportedly discuss the situation with minister Ashoka and other officials for a first-hand account of the assessment.