Situation improves in Karnataka after flood, rain havoc


BENGALURU: After the flood and rain havoc in Karnataka in the past few days, the condition has improved in the affected districts of the state.

According to an official update issued by the state government on Tuesday, inflows in the reservoirs are steadily decreasing.

Floodwaters of Tungabadra river that had entered the ground level of the UNESCO world heritage site in Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagara kingdom, receded on Monday and there was no damage to the monuments.

The state government said relief operations were in full swing, and senior officer camping in the districts were overseeing them and also visiting relief camps.

Several districts in the north, coastal and Malnad regions of the state had been badly hit by the flood and incessant rains, leaving a trail of destruction. It has left 48 people dead in the State, while 16 are missing.

A total of 2,217 villages in 86 taluks of 17 districts have been affected due to floods and rains, where 1,224 relief camps have been opened giving shelter for nearly four lakh people.

According to the preliminary assessment, as many as 41,915 houses damaged, and agriculture and horticulture crop loss stand at 4.30 lakh hectares.

The state government has requested the Centre to immediately release Rs 3,000 crore.


With inputs from PTI


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