Bengaluru: North Karnataka has been crying for help with several people stranded due to floods, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday (August 9) announced the contribution of Rs 1 crore from his MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development) fund towards relief work in the flood-affected region.

The Rajya Sabha MP took to Twitter and said, “Floods have created widespread damage in my state and thousands of people, lives and homes have been impacted. I am announcing Rs 1 crore from my MPLAD fund towards relief work in flood-affected areas. Request business entities and all those who can to lend help.”

 

While several people in north Karnataka have been affected by floods, 10 people have reportedly lost their lives to nature's fury.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa had also said that Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy agreed to pay Rs 10 crore to the chief minister’s relief fund.

More than 40,000 people have been evacuated from the flood-hit and rain-affected areas of Karnataka.

Belagavi has been reported to be one of the worst-hit district, where 10 people have reportedly lost their lives while 40,180 people have been evacuated by rescue teams comprising fire and emergency department personnel, State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Indian Army.

The floods and rains have left a trail of destruction in vast areas of north, coastal and Malnad regions of the state.

Besides Belagavi, affected districts include Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Raichur, Yadgiri, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru.