PM to send Central teams to assess flood damage in Karnataka

 Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy presenting the book “The Open Eyes: A Journey Through Karnataka” authored by Dom Moraes and illustrated by Mario Miranda to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi yesterday.  The book, published by the State Government in 1976, showcases the rich heritage, culture and art of Karnataka.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday assured Karnataka that the Centre will send two official teams to assess the flood damages in Kodagu, Malnad districts and coastal districts.

This followed a meeting of a delegation, led by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, with the Prime Minister to apprise him of the flood havoc in certain parts of Karnataka.

The delegation comprised former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara, and Ministers R.V. Deshpande, D.K. Shivakumar, H.D. Revanna, and Krishna Byre Gowda.

They urged PM Modi to announce a Rs. 2,000-crore relief package for rehabilitation and rebuilding infrastructure in flood-hit districts.

According to an official release, Modi responded favourably to the appeal. The loss incurred owing to rains in districts has been estimated at Rs.3,705.87 crore. The delegation also explained to the Centre the intensity of drought situation in the interior parts of Karnataka, which received below normal rainfall. A total of 17 districts received deficient rainfall.

The delegation also met Union Minister of Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan and sought to direct oil marketing companies to release additional LPG connections for Mukhyamantri Anila Bhagya Yojane, which is complementary to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna. The MMABY aims at universalising the LPG usage and covering families who cannot be covered under PMUY. In MMABY, the beneficiary family is provided with gas connection, gas stove and two refills free of cost.

None from BJP

Interestingly, none of the BJP leaders turned up for the meeting. “They should have come in the interest of the State,” said Revanna, responding to queries on why none from the Opposition camp were present at the meeting.

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  • Appreciate HDK's maturity in handling the federal structure relations whatever the political differences there might be. Probably the only state leader after S.M.Krishna who is showing this maturity unlike the man in hurry Yeddi.

  • do not allow hd revanna to touch he may do some black magic to modiji . do not ever hereafter allow hdrevanna to meet modiji ancd tocuh him.

    please wash your hands

  • do not involve hd revamma in this committee as this most selfish corrupt fellow may influence the team to give special funds for hassan only.