Mysuru: Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai said that there is no proposal for permanent relocation of flood-affected villages and arrangements will be made for the victims to stay in the nearby safe areas.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday July 6, he said, ‘When there was a flood in North Karnataka in 2009, 60 villages were relocated under B. S . Yediyurappa Government. Houses were also built. However, as soon as the flood receded, people returned to their villages. Hence flood-affected places across the State will be identified and resettlement centres will be set up in the surrounding higher areas and immediate action will be taken for relocation. For this, I have instructed to conduct a comprehensive survey.”
He said, “he is in constant contact with Deputy Commissioner in view of the intensifying monsoon. Last time, wherever there was a landslide, I have informed about the evacuation of people. I have suggested to ensure that the connection is not disconnected. Necessary precautionary measures have been taken. There is Rs. 10 Crore each in the collectorate’s account for emergency use. If necessary, more funds will be released,’ he said.
“There has been excessive rains in Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts. If the houses are damaged, the Deputy Commissioner has been instructed to arrange for the accommodation of the victims. Some have come forward to use new technology for a permanent solution to prevent sea erosion. It will be used practically,” he said.
“The NDRF team from Mysore has been assigned to Kodagu,” he said.
“Actions have been taken to manage rain water in Bengaluru. Many people have built houses in the yard of the lake and on the lake itself. Rs. 1,600 crore has been released for the repair of the Raja canal to ensure easy flow of water. Most of the problems will be solved if the Raja Canal is repaired,’ he responded. School children will be given shoes, socks and bicycles this year. There is a little delay,” he added.