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K’taka CM allots Rs 1,000 crore to deal with floods in 1710 villages

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Bengaluru: Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa held a video conference on Saturday June 19 with the Deputy Commissioners of 20 districts and their in-charge ministers to discuss flood preparedness. He said the State Government has already provided a sum of Rs 1,000 crore to the deputy commissioners of flood-prone districts to deal with the situation and disaster management.

According to the Chief Minister, 1,710 villages in 20 districts have been recognised as being at risk of flooding in the case of heavy and persistent rain, and the State Government has already produced a State Flood Management Action Plan 2021 for the first time.

Once every 15 days, state-level meetings to examine the seasonal situation will be held under the chairmanship of the Additional Chief Secretary (Disaster Management) and Development Commissioner. A disaster management action plan has also been established at the Gram panchayat level, and training has been provided on how to implement it.

Deputy Chief Ministers Govind M Karjol and Laxman Savadi, Revenue Minister R. Ashok, Home and Law Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh R Nirani, Labour Minister Shivaram Hebbar, Chief Secretary P. Ravikumar, Additional Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma and other senior officials participated in the meeting.

Image Courtesy G. Mohan

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