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Release Rs 2,000 crore immediately for flood relief - Karnataka

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday urged the Centre to immediately release Rs 2,000 crore for undertaking flood and other relief work in the state.

The demand made by a state delegation led by Kumaraswamy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes in the backdrop of losses of approximate Rs 12,000 crore due to floods in parts of Karnataka in August and drought in other parts.

The delegation met Modi here on Monday and apprised him about the loss of human life, agriculture and infrastructure by torrential rains.

"We told him (Modi) that the flood loss is to the tune of Rs 3,705 crore," Kumaraswamy told reporters after the meeting.

"Also, the state has been witnessing severe drought conditions during the last 13 of the 17 years. As per preliminary estimates, more than 15 lakh hectares of agricultural and horticultural crops have been affected, with a loss of around Rs 8,000 crore."

Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande and Irrigation Minister D.K. Shivakumar were part of the delegation.

Kumaraswamy told Modi that over half the state's area was facing drought situation this year due to weak monsoon while uneven distribution of rain was recorded over the north and south interior Karnataka.

Deshpande said that crop on 23,123 hectares was affected due to floods, leading to losses totalling Rs 1,242 crore.

"There has been a dry spell in September and if it continues there will be 50 per cent crop loss. As many as 67 people have lost lives in the floods," Deshpande said, adding Modi promised immediate financial assistance.

"We look forward to the central government for liberal assistance."

He said the rainfall in coffee-producing Kodagu district was the highest in 118 years, which not only damaged crop but infrastructure as well and rendered scores homeless.

According to the Karnataka government's assessment, the damage to infrastructure was pegged at Rs 1,789 crore.

Last month, Kumaraswamy met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought special central package of Rs 2,000 crore. 


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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    This is only for Deve Gowda family because he is gone to meet PM witty his family members only ?

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  • abdulla, india

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Just insert you r Hand in any pocket of any Minister will get CHUTTA Rs 2,000 crore just like
    Rs 2,000 crore is for some dinner.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Promise to build a statue of Modi and money will flow automatically. Promise a statue of Amit Shah and money will flow till 50 years.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    In pic.. Kumaraswami look confident, but feku look thakela !

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Kumaraswsmi look like Ramu Kaka .!

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  • Ravi C, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 10 2018

    Priority is statues...

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Mon, Sep 10 2018

    The Prime Minister Modi's BJP government only has money to buy opposition winning candidates to form government.
    In order to full fill the BJP's short fall for absolute majority in assembly, if they offer Rs 100 crores for each candidate it will be more than the amount require for flood relief.

    But for BJP, winning elections the main agenda. Who cares if there is no 'Oxygen' or people are dying in future 'Hindu Rashtra'?

    State party president Yedurappa has already cut short his national convention in Delhi. Enforce Directorate is tightening its noose around DKS.

    For BJP to form government in Karnataka out of Rs 11 lakh crores from fuel taxes this amount of Rs 2000 is penny.

    Jai Hind

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  • Sandeep, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 10 2018

    Modiji might have put some conditions.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 10 2018

    He first has to release money for his Bankrupt Friend Anil Ambani ...

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  • D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    What is Khangress? Is it some political party formed by you in Los Angeles - considering the fact that you are US citizen.

    We Indians will worry about which party loots and which party boots. You worry about your career in LA.

    We the Indians are fully aware that under the BJP agenda all senior aged BJP citizens are booted out of the political scenario

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  • D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Further, you yourself decide whether it is CONRESS or BJP that loots right-royally.

    Look at the fuel prices graph during UPA rule and during BJP rule. Then you can only decide. Only rich tycoons are helped under BJP and poor have to suffer.

    Cutting long story short its is BJP and BJP only that loots and boots out.

    We don't know about KHANgress because it is a party constituted by you.

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  • Smile, Mlore

    Mon, Sep 10 2018

    Modi said "if you align with BJP for next LOk Sabha i can release even 5000 crore."
    So makeup your mind and come back ....
    "Modi smiles and Kumaraswamy winks"

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  • Pooki, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 10 2018

    Very rightly said..this cunning chaiwala will not give or give some crumbs to nonbjp ruled states..his crooked smile says it all

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  • Mango, Mlore

    Mon, Sep 10 2018

    ₹2000 Crore has already kept reserve for Karnataka !!!
    But it's for next years election campaigning, and not for flood relief...

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