Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa has promised that his government will provide Rs.5000 as house rent to the families who lost their houses in flood. The allowance will be given until they construct their permanent house. The CM made the announcement while addressing media people after his visit to Kukkaavu bridge on Didupe Road in Belthangady taluk. The bridge was washed away due to heavy rainfall in the last couple of days.
The CM also visited Kukkavu Higher Primary School that sheltered more than 45 families from three villages in Kukkavu, Kadirudyavara, and Miittabagilu.
Immediate Compensation Of 10,000 To Be Provided
The Chief Minister of Karnataka said, “As over 275 houses were damaged in DK district due to the rains, an immediate compensation of Rs 10,000 will be provided to each family. Houses which are partially damaged will be provided Rs 1 lakh compensation and Rs 5 lakh will be provided to those houses which are completely damaged. I will also ask Deputy Commissioner of the district to take all necessary measures to verify the details of crop loss and other properties to provide compensation to them”.
Locals accused the media and the team of NDRF of not extending their help when the bridge of Kukkavu submerged. A local resident, Ashfaq said that neither the NDRF nor any member of media came forward to help when the local people were fighting the flood. He lamented, ” But when Chief Minister Yediyurappa has come now, NDRF team is posing. Media also did not respond to our grievances. Many people are stranded in Charmadi and Kukkavu – Didupe area.”
The CM was accompanied by MLA Hareesh Poonja, Deputy Commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, ZP CEO Selvamai, DHO M Ramkrishna Rao among others to the rain-affected areas.
Apprised PM And Home Minister About Current Situation, Says CM
Yediyurappa said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have spoken to me over the phone on Thursday night and I apprised them of the flood situation in the state.” The CM also revealed his discussion with Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis who has promised all cooperation.
The Karnataka CM said, “We also spoke about water management and he assured me that soon both states will thrash out all issues related to water.”