Karnataka suffered Rs 10,000 cr loss, BSY seeks Rs 3,000 cr immediate relief


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Bengaluru, Aug 11: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who has been single-handedly managing the affairs of the State since July 26 after being sworn in following the collapse of the 14-month-long H D Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition government, has demanded an urgent immediate Central assistance of Rs 3,000 crore to tackle the havoc caused by the fury of the unprecedented floods in over half the State due to heavy rains and heavy releases of water from neighbouring Maharashtra state.

Yediyurappa, who was scheduled to fly to coastal Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Sunday and Monday for an aerial survey and assessment of the situation, had cancelled his plans in view of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s decision to visit the State for an aerial survey.

The Chief Minister, who accompanied Shah during the aerial survey of Belagavi and other flood-ravaged districts of north Karnataka on Sunday, said the initial assessment of the State Government about the total loss and damages to public and private properties and roads and other infrastructure facilities by the floods was an estimated Rs 10,000 crore.

Shah and Yediyurapa inspected the flood affected regions of Karnataka and Maharashtra during their aerial survey. They started their aerial survey from the Belagavi and also Vijayapura districts besides Sangli and Kolhapur in Maharashtra.

“This is just an initial assessment. We will be able to get a clear picture and arrive at a final figure of the total extent of losses and damages only after the situation returned to normalcy after floods receded,’’ he told reporters in Belagavi.

The Chief Minister assured the affected people that the State Government was fully committed to providing relief and work for rehabilitation of the affected people. "There is no compromise on the issue. Protection of the people and assuring their safety is the first priority of the government,’’ he declared.

He sought to reassure the affected people that the State Government will spare no efforts in protecting interests of the farmers who lost their standing crops and people who lost their houses and belongings, including cattle and other livestock.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that the Centre would decide on declaring the flood havoc in 16 out of the 30 districts of the State and the entire North Karnataka, Malnad and Coastal regions as a national disaster and provide suitable Central assistance.

Yediyurapa appealed to the public, NGOs and corporates to generously contribute their assistance in cash and kind to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as was done in 2005 when the State faced a similar calamity. He appreciated the gesture of the State Government employees of assuring a contribution of Rs 200 crore from their salaries and appealed to the industries to contribute generously.

He promised to carry on with his aerial survey of five to six districts from tomorrow.

Cabinet expansion after August 15

Answering a question, Yediyurappa said the expansion of his Cabinet will take place after August 15 as the first priority of his government was working for the safety, welfare, rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the affected people.

The Chief Minister said that he will visit Delhi on August 16 to discuss the names of ministers for expansion of the cabinet.

Union Ministers Prahlad Joshi and Suresh Angadi as well as MLAs Umesh V Katti, Abhay Patil, Shashidar Yadavada and Rajya Sabha member Dr Prabhakar Kore were present during the media interaction.

  

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    The Karnataka BJP government has spent more than Rs1000 crores for buying opposition MLA's of JD(S)-Congress coalition. Arranged private jet and free accommodation in Mumbai five star hotels.

    When it comes to Kannadigas affected by floods, the BJP has no money for the flood victims. Only local volunteers are helping the flood-affected people in relief camps.

    While Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in relief camp forcing 'Ram Bhajans' for food and clean water, this BJP Chief Minister was in Delhi for cabinet expansion.

    The whole Belagvi district was under the water. But Jarkiholi who organized rebellion is busy in court cases to lift the ban.

    Good Governance for BJP means 'Votes'. Once elections are over who cares attitude follows.

    The BJP government of illicit means of governance become a curse in the state. This God's furry is just a warning.
    Jai Hind

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Release as much you can ,this will be helpfull for yeddi to next election .Nothing will change poor people life.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    If rain come.... then the loss is Rs 10K Crores..., if rain doesn't come..., then the loss being estimated at Rs 15K Crores...,

    Moral of the story is....., better we welcome Rain God ...., Jokers just for action.....!!!!

    Can somebody teach our honorable CM to reflect happiness in his face...!!!!, why so much stress.....!!!!!

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    I hate these both guys personally ..not as ministers ..personally I hate.because both are filthy. Freddy criminals & crooks

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  • MOHAN D.KUMAR, MANGALORE

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Our Home Minister Amit Shah at last visited BJP ruling Maharstra and Karnataka , but worst flood effected Kerala State more then 100 people lost their life so far yet to visit. when there was Shabraimalai Temple issue he was intermediately traveled to Kerala, because of gaining Hindu votes.
    Hope he knows highest foreign exchange remittance our getting from NRI s from Kerala State.

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  • Shamsuddin, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Central Gujjus are smart...3000 crore or 10000 crore they will only release max about 100 crore knowing yedappas past credibility..

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    kithna nuksaan huva - re ... samba ... !! ... sarkar humko patha nahi....!!
    hmmm avo .... ab ayega mazaa .. ( lootnekileye)

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  • Jairam Mulky, Moodabidri

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Without a cabinet is just being crazy...what politics is this?

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  • Gopala, UK

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    In BJP & RSS one person can only make money. Yeddi is told to recover all the losses made in horse-trading in Karnataka by RSS-BJP. So he is one man-band.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    I wish this money if received goes to needy and not buying legislators!

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  • Sunil, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Recollection started by BJP, what they spend to buy 16 MLA. Good time yeddi ji. Keep it up.

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    CM BSY should stop taking out the Photography and flowers where ever he visit. He should meet the people and discuss about their immediate problems

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    I am surprised about his calculations ! oh lord ! exactly how he determined this amount that too round figure ! oh lord ! Is he a Chartered Accountant or Auditor or More than that ! and HOW he will distribute it normally which is never reaches to the real victims ! I feel so ! Mr.Yeddy only few days left for you in your life so please do the justice to the people and our prayers always with you.

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