K’taka floods: Yediyurappa conducts aerial survey at Kalaburagi


Team Udayavani, Oct 21, 2020, 12:54 PM IST

Kalaburagi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday, October 21 took an aerial survey in Kalaburagi to assess the extent of damage caused by heavy rains and floods in the district.

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan and State Disaster Management Authority Commissioner Manoj Rajan accompanied the CM.

The CM is later scheduled to take an aerial survey at other north Karnataka districts where villages were submerged and crop losses were reported from, due to the same, in the past week.

Karnataka, which has been witnessing the monsoon fury for the past few days, many villages in Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Vijayapura and Raichur districts were either completely or partially submerged due to floods caused by heavy rains last week.

According to the Karnataka Disaster Management Authority (KDMA), a total of 20,269 people, including 15,078 in badly-hit Kalaburgi, have been evacuated so far by the personnel of the Army, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) besides local police and district authorities.

There was no loss to human lives anywhere in the flood- hit areas whereas two cattle died in Vijayapura, KDMA Commissioner Manoj Rajan said.

“Two NDRF, one SDRF and one Army column have been deployed in Kalaburagi while two Indian Air Force helicopters are on standby. Similarly, the NDRF and the Army personnel are deployed in other three districts. Situation is under control,” Rajan told.

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