Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday reassured financial compensation to the people of north Karnataka reeling under flash floods after heavy rains battered the region last week.,
The state government is providing compensation to the victims of heavy rains and flash floods in the state’s northern and northwest regions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also promised financial aid to the state,” Yediyurappa told the media at his home town Shikaripura in Shivamogga district.The state government on Friday released Rs 86-crore emergency relief aid to a dozen districts in the state’s northern and coastal regions. The state government also sanctioned Rs 37 crore as subsidy to nearly 51,810 farmers who suffered crop loss due to flooding of their fields since August. Release of excess water from Bheema river in Kalaburagi district also submerged nearly 50 villages and nearly 20,000 people were evacuated to safer places where relief camps have been set up to shelter them.The various districts that were affected by heavy rains and flash floods due to extended southwest monsoon are Bagalkot, Ballari, Belagavi, Bidar, Gadag, Kalaburagi, Kodagu, Koppal, Raichur, Yadgir, Vijayapura and Udupi across the state’s north, northwest, coastal and southern regions.Kalaburagi and Vijayapura were the worst-hit.CM BS yediyurappa said he would carry out an aerial survey of affected districts on 21st October to access the damage caused by heavy rain.