Floods: Karnataka seeks Rs 4,000 cr particular help from Centre


Bengaluru, August 10

The Karnataka Government on Monday mentioned it has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to supply an extra particular help of Rs 4,000 crore to deal with the flood state of affairs within the state.

“As per the initial assessment Rs 4,000 crore loss has occurred. It is a preliminary estimate because rains are continuing. A proper survey has to be done,” Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai mentioned.

Speaking to reporters after attending the digital assembly chaired by the PM with chief ministers of six states to overview the flood state of affairs within the nation, he mentioned Karnataka had suffered big injury within the 2019 floods, adopted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the present flood state of affairs, the federal government has requested the Centre to supply further particular help of Rs 4,000 crore, aside from NDRF norms, he mentioned.

“We also requested the prime minister to kindly direct the immediate release of the next instalment of SDRMF of Rs 395 crore to Karnataka to take up relief and rehabilitation measures,” he mentioned.

This was a preliminary submission and an in depth memorandum could be despatched to the Centre within the days to return, he mentioned.

Revenue Minister R Ashoka, together with Bommai, attended the video convention within the absence of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who had been present process remedy for COVID-19.

The chief minister has since been discharged.

At the assembly, the prime minister directed officers to look into offering each quick and long-term aid to affected states, the ministers mentioned.

Ashoka mentioned the state authorities will utilise the funds out there with it to handle the state of affairs and supply aid to these affected till it obtained the central fund.

Several components of Malnad, coastal and inside Karnataka have been ravaged by torrential rains, inflicting floods and landslides and affecting lives and property.

At least 12 districts have been affected, wherein over 12 individuals have misplaced their lives since August 1.

Bommai mentioned 56 taluks and 885 villages have been affected.

“Preliminary assessment of damage is around 3,000 houses, 80,000 hectares of crops, 3500 km of roads… also damage to electrical infrastructure, transformers, buildings, bridges, minor irrigation tanks are there,” he mentioned.

The ministers mentioned they gave particulars to the prime minister in regards to the measures taken by the state to supply aid to these affected.

They knowledgeable him that 4 NDRF groups and 200 skilled SDRF males have been positioned in susceptible areas and thanked the Centre for reserving 4 IAF helicopters and deploying the Army for search and rescue operations.

Bommai mentioned the state additionally advised to the PM, sure long-term measures like commissioning a particular mission to review and set up an Integrated Flood Forecasting and Response System for inter-state river basins like within the Krishna Basin to mitigate flood injury.

“We also suggested a special project to study and establish Landslide Hazard Mapping and Development of Early Warning System for high vulnerable areas of western ghats in Karnataka and its adjoining states,” he mentioned.

The dwelling minister mentioned they requested an extra 4 NDRF groups to be deployed in Karnataka.

The state additionally advised a scheme to deal with soil erosion alongside the western coast on the strains of the National Cyclone Relief Mitigation Project (NCRMP), he added. PTI

 



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