CM Takes Stock of Rain Affected Areas

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  • Farmers announced a compensation of Rs 50,000- 5 lakh for the loss endured due to rains.
  • CM visited Kendriya Vihar in Yelahanka after it flooded due to the deluge.
  • State received 129 mm rainfall in November.

Bengaluru: As the deluge subsided in several regions of Bengaluru, Karnataka CM Basavraj Bommai visited Kendriya Vihar in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, and took stock of the waterlogging situation. Hours later, he also had a held a discussion with PM Modi, informed Bommai through his Twitter handle. The post read – Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji spoke to me on the flood situation caused by heavy rains in the state. PM expressed grief over the loss of lives and deep concern over the crop damages. PM assured all possible support from the Centre.

The Met Dept today morning issued a notice informing likelihood of Bengaluru to receive light to moderate showers for the next 48 hours accompanied by thunderstorm over isolated places over Karnataka in the next 24 hours.

As per the statistics studied by Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Authority commissioner Manoj Rajan, the state received an average of 129 mm rainfall in November, which was 271 per cent from the average rainfall in the month. Visuals of waterlogged colonies and roads surfaced on the social media. The campus of one of Bengaluru’s largest technology hubs Manyata Tech Park turned into a pool after Sunday night’s downpour, forcing employees on their way to office on Monday morning to return home.

As the farmers of Dharwad faced immaculate crop loss and damage to their houses, Karnataka Minister and district-in-charge Shankar Patil Munenakoppa visited the regions and promised a compensation ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh as per various government schemes which will be paid to them by November 30.

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