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Karnataka Flood Situation Remains Grim After Continuous Heavy Rain

Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok inspects flood-affected Kalaburagi district

Bengaluru:

The flood scenario in lots of elements of Karnataka remained grim on Friday as properly as a result of torrential rain and launch of water from the main dams within the state. North Karnataka remained the worst affected as this was the third time floods hit the area within the final three months. Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Yadgir, Koppal, Gadag, Dharwad, Bagalkote, Vijayapura and Haveri had been the worst hit.

An overflowing river Bhima devastated Kalaburagi and Yadgir districts inundating many villages and destroying standing crops. According to experiences, water gushed into meals storage warehouses and lentil mills destroying meals grains and different items.     

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa mentioned the Centre was conscious of the scenario in Karnataka. “The Centre is aware of the prevailing situation. I have just now spoken to the Union Home Minister who has assured us of every assistance,” he mentioned. Stating that his authorities was dedicated to hold out reduction work, Mr Yediyurappa mentioned, Revenue Minister R Ashoka has began visiting the flood-hit areas.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Disaster Management Authority gave a presentation to the state Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai in regards to the flood scenario. According to the KDMA officers, the monsoon rain this 12 months was a lot above the traditional.

“While the average rainfall by the end of September in the state is approximately 800 mm, this year it has reached about 1,000 mm. This trend is across all the four divisions of South Interior, North Interior, Malnad Region and Coastal Karnataka,” a KDMA official mentioned.

The KDMA in affiliation with the district authorities has opened 41 reduction camps, together with 36 in Kalaburagi alone the place 4,864 individuals have been given shelter, the official mentioned.

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