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Upendra donates Rs 5 lakh for flood relief in Karnataka


Team Udayavani, Aug 22, 2019, 11:52 AM IST

Bengaluru: Actor and politician Upendra Rao on Thursday handed over Rs 5 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund which will be used for rehabilitation and relief needs of the flood victims of the state.

Karnataka this year witnessed an unprecedented rainfall causing huge loss to property and lives. The toll in rain-related incidents went up to 76 on Sunday, August 18 with the recovery of 10 more bodies, while 10 persons are still classified as missing in the state, where relief and rehabilitation work is underway.

The districts of north, coastal and Malnad regions were badly affected in the rains, floods and landslides in the last couple of weeks.

Relief operations were being constantly monitored by the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary, officials said, adding that the Chief Secretary visited flood-affected areas in Belagavi district to review relief operations.

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