PM Narendra Modi assures central aid to flood-hit Karnataka


New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured Karnataka of central aid to speed up relief works in the state's flood-hit districts, an official said.

"Modi assured Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa of releasing central funds for relief works in the state and rushing an official team to assess the damage caused by heavy rains and floods across the state," an official of the Chief Minister's office told IANS in Bengaluru.

Yediyurappa met Modi at the official residence of the Prime Minister in the national capital along with a delegation, comprising Union Ministers from the state, the ruling BJP leaders, including MLAs and MPs.

"During the 40-minute meeting, the chief minister briefed Modi on the extensive damage caused by the heavy monsoon rains and floods in the coastal, central, south and northwest regions of the state for over a fortnight," said the official.

Thanking the Prime Minister for his quick response to the state's appeal for more funds to mitigate the hardship being faced by the people in the affected regions, Yediyurappa told reporters that the central government would release initial funds at the earliest.'

"We have explained to Modi about the massive flood caused due to excess water released from southwest Maharashtra reservoirs, which were overflowing due to heavy rains in their catchment areas over a fortnight" Yediyurappa told reporters in New Delhi.

In a detailed report submitted to Modi, Yediyurappa said the state government has sought Rs 10,000 crore relief funds from the Centre to rebuild houses, buildings, roads, highways, schools, state-run hospitals that were damaged in the 22 of the state's 30 districts.

Catching the people and the newly-formed Bharatya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state-off guard, torrential rains and floods wreaked havoc, leaving behind a trail of devastation across the state.

Till Thursday, the death toll in the affected regions rose to 62, with 14 still missing.

"The natural calamity has led to the loss of 867 animals, evacuation of about 6.8-lakh people and shifting of 3.6 lakh people to 943 relief camps and rescuing 51,460 animals, including cattle and livestock," added the official.

According to preliminary survey, the fortnight-long monsoon mayhem has damaged 5.35-lakh hectares of farmlands, affecting food grain production and damaging 71,234 houses.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Sorry folks. Money is set aside for statues. Flood relief is not a priority. We shall see if there is balance after completing the statues.

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Karnataka bowing before Gujarat..what a shame 😥😥🙄🙄😲😲

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  • AnoNymouS, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Maybe he can release some more money to complete the PUMPWELL FLYOVER. Or maybe the flyover will be used to get votes during the next election.

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  • Ojas Thakur, Aikala

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    At last you people started to keep trust on modiji..after triple talaq 370..35A. Good sign. Slowly you people are changing.

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    still we have not received 15 lac... !!!

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  • PRAVEEN HEGDE, MANGALORE

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    PLEASE DON'T USE THIS MONEY TO PURCHASE MLA'S OF OTHER PARTIES , BECAUSE YOUR STRENGTH ONLY 106

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Yedyurappa should clarify if there are enough funds to support flood relief immediate requirements.

    If not, Central Govt should immediately release adhoc aid to meet the urgent requirements. You can calculate the exact amount required later.
    People cannot suffer till you calculate.

    Please do not delay, effected people will suffer.

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  • VNH, Mangaluru

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    pls provide atleast 10000 cr. only then electing 25 MPs from karnataka will be justified!!

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  • abdul, udupi

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Chaiwala and team are not concerned about southern states at all. If the calamity would have happened in north or Gujrat by this time he would have released thousands of crores.
    It is nearly 15 days the state is suffering and this man has not even announced even one rupee as grant.
    and most of those voted for BJP say that they have voted for Modi.
    Now pay the price for it.

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  • melwyn m, shirva

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    abdul, udupi

    what is your contribution except blame game.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    We are tired of Assurances ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    publicity stunt. economy is collapsed. jobless indians selling pakoda heavy rush 1nly faku daaku r purchasing. 4X tours from p.m.chaiwala.

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  • Sangram sangam, Kundapur

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Those how have mentally imbalance after 2014,Hope they will get god medicine in Mod iJanushadi kendra
    Those who are waiting Patota Machine they can wait no problem

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  • Joyal, Udupi

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Dear Sangram ,
    Mr. Pais comments are always roaming around Modi. People reelected Modi for second time, for this congress replaced sonia Gandhi for life time president post of congress.

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  • Vincy, Bangkok

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    10,000 crores???? Tax payers money is tossed like playing football in the ground. There is only a CM post and no ministers appointed as such. Modi and Eddi ,Both guys play chess and ready to spend 10,000 crores.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Bangkok du barsa undaa?????

    Enchina avaste marayere???

    If he sanctions you frustrated souls will questions him why he is spending tax payers money, if not sanctions you people will blah blah.. he is against South Indian...he is against Karnataka, he will support only Gujarat....

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  • Kishan kumar, MLORE

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Mr Bean with you in Bangkok...................?

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Every one is experts in giving assurances, Yadirappa also given assurance , but after reaching the flood victims only the assurances are fulfilled. If it is not reaching in time, then what is the use.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Better he keep up his promise first than giving large coverage and publicity.

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  • Ojas Thakur, Aikala

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Karnatka reel-back to normal within months. Prime Ministerji...please increase price of petrol and diesel soon. How you able to give so big amount to all affected states. We bear the cost for sake of nation. Earlier heard people pledge gold ornaments for welfare of country.

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  • Cynthia, Aikala.kirem

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Oh oh... Ojas.. When did you reach to Aikala from kundapur?? We don't have a single thakur in Aikala 🙊🙊🙊 ..but few are there in mykala...No beeda shops in Aikala

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Cynthia,
    We have one NOMAD called Harsh Malhotra ...

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