K’taka CM holds meeting with DCs over rainfall situation


Team Udayavani, Jun 19, 2021, 3:27 PM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa held a meeting with the DCs of 20 districts over rainfall situation in the state.

The Chief Minister discussed necessary measures to be taken in this situation as rain is predicted for the next two days.

According to the state government, there are 1,710 flood prone villages in the state. Also, interstate coordination to facilitate information exchange on the flow of water to reservoirs required in order to manage flood situation has been established and task force, operational teams and WhatsApp groups have been created to manage the flood situation.

The government said the flood forecast cell has been established at the Karnataka state Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre and material required for rescue operations has been mobilised and provided.

BS Yediyurappa said, “We have given instructions to district authorities to take precautionary measures in view of possible floods.We have to ensure that no further damage happens in coming days and people in villages prone to floods are shifted to nearby high altitude places.”

He further thanked the Prime Minister for providing NDRF, helicopter. Four NDRF teams have been deployed for rescue operations in Raichur, Kodagu, Belagavi and Dakshina Kannada districts.SDRF teams consisting of more than 200 personnel have been strengthened with necessary equipment for the rescue operations

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