Karnataka CM evaluates the situation as heavy rains continue their destruction of many areas of the state


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Basavaraj Boommai, Karnataka Chief Minister, chaired Friday’s meeting of the district in-charge ministers and Deputy commissioners of 13 rain-affected regions to review the current situation As torrential rains Continue to batter different parts of the state.

According to the Karnataka CM, 12 people have died so far. Numerous rain-related eventsRains will continue to fall at different locations throughout the state until June 1.

Instructions were issued to repair roads immediately in order to restore communication and transport. “In case of landslides, immediate measures should be taken to clear the roads,” the CM said.

Further, the CM stated that it was important to take precautionary measures to avoid property and life loss. Officials claim that 495 people were affected by flooding in the state, 90 have been rescued and 90 are receiving shelter in relief centers.

“A total sum of Rs 735 crore is available with the DCs to take up rescue and relief operations,” the CM added.

The CM noted that Rs 10,000 has been ordered to be released to all houses that have been damaged or inundated. He suggested that a report be submitted within a few days detailing the extent of the damage done to the houses by Zilla Panchayat engineer to enable compensation to be made under the A, B, and C categories.

Instructions were also given to create a report on crop damage after the rain stops. Also, regarding damaged roads and to restore electric poles immediately.

Bommai said, “Compensation should be disbursed immediately in case of loss of human lives and death of livestock.”

Revenue, police, fire service personnel were asked to coordinate rescue and relief efforts. “Services of NDRF and SDRF should be utilised for rescue operations,” Bommai said in the meeting.

CM Bommai also directed officials to take precautions to minimize damage and provide emergency rescue in cases of coastal erosion.

Other instructions from CM Bommai included setting up a control area to respond to people who are in distress, making it available to police officers for 24/7 service, restoring power where the lines are broken, and correctly utilizing the funds in the PD accounts DCs for rescue or relief work.

At the meeting, ministers Govind Karjol (V Somanna), ST Somashekar and Sunil Kumar, Gopalaiah as well as senior officials, were also present.

Also read: Holiday declared in four Karnataka districts during heavy rains



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