The flood state of affairs in lots of components of Karnataka remained grim on Friday as effectively resulting from torrential rain and launch of water from the foremost 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. In keeping with studies, water gushed into meals storage warehouses and lentil mills destroying meals grains and different items.
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Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa mentioned the Centre was conscious of the state of affairs in Karnataka. “The Centre is conscious of the prevailing state of affairs. I’ve simply now spoken to the Union Residence Minister who has assured us of each help,” he mentioned. Stating that his authorities was dedicated to hold out reduction work, Mr Yediyurappa mentioned, Income Minister R Ashoka has began visiting the flood-hit areas.
In the meantime, the Karnataka Catastrophe Administration Authority gave a presentation to the state Residence Minister Basavaraj Bommai concerning the flood state of affairs. In keeping with the KDMA officers, the monsoon rain this yr was a lot above the traditional.
“Whereas the common rainfall by the top of September within the state is roughly 800 mm, this yr it has reached about 1,000 mm. This development is throughout all of the 4 divisions of South Inside, North Inside, Malnad Area 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 folks have been given shelter, the official mentioned.