Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Inter-Ministerial Central Team reaches Bengaluru to assess damages caused by flood and landslides in state

An Inter-Ministerial Central Team is reaching Bengaluru this afternoon to assess the damages caused by flood and landslide that occurred last July. The team will visit flood-hit regions of Karnataka from tomorrow till 7th of September. The team will be briefed by the officials of the Revenue Department in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in the evening.

Tomorrow, the team will be split into three groups and visit flood and landslide hit districts of Belagavi, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada and Haveri. The Central team comprises seven officials including Sushil Pal, Dr. K Manoharan, Shubham Garg, Guru Prasad, Mahesh Kumar, S. Vijay Kumar and Kailash Kumar Sankhla. AIR correspondent reports, state Government had estimated loss of 5690.52 crore rupees due to flood and landslides in five districts and sought relief of 765.84 crore rupees under SDRF norms. It has estimated agri crop loss in 1,94,656 hectares, horticulture crop loss in 10,076 hectares, 18,719 houses damaged, 22,725 kms of roads damaged and 1779 bridges damaged among others. During a recent visit to New Delhi, the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had requested Union Home Minister to send the survey team to estimate the losses due to calamity. The Central team will do on spot inspection of the losses incurred by the state due to the natural calamity and submit their report to the Home Ministry for the release of funds under the National Disaster Relief Fund.


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