Karnataka CM visits rain affected areas of Chikkaballapur district

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankaria

Chief Minister,Basavaraj Bommai along with Revenue Minister,R Ashoka,Dr K Sudhakar, Chikkaballapur DC with other officials visited rain affected areas of Chikkaballapur district on Sunday.

The unseasonal incessant rains in the district has left 24 houses collapsed and 1,078 houses partially damaged.

A compensation of Rs.5 lakh would be paid for those whose houses are completely damaged, Bommai said.

Chikkaballapur and Kolar districts have suffered extensive losses for crop, houses and public property in the recent heavy rains.

Preliminary reports on the losses had been obtained and a comprehensive report on exact destruction would be available in a couple of days.

Exact compensation to be released would be decided on receiving the comprehensive report, Bommai said.

Deputy Commissioner had been instructed to pay Rs10,000 immediately as compensation for the houses partially damaged, he said.

He also issued orders for preparing a Detailed Project Report forconstruction of Rajakaluve from Kandavara irrigation tank to Gopalakrishna tank to avoid flooding in the area.

He assured the people of all the help from the government for the affected people and said ministers were touring the affected districts to supervise relief works.