The Karnataka government will be sending a proposal to the Union government seeking a relief of Rs 1,012.5 crore as per National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) norms.

Flooded Bengaluru Mysuru highway: Karnataka estimates rain-related losses at Rs 7,647 crore Flooded Bengaluru Mysuru highway/PTI
news Karnataka Rains 2022 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 17:28
Written by  PTI

The Karnataka government has estimated rain-related losses since June to the tune of Rs 7,647.13 crore, and will be sending a proposal to the Union government seeking a relief of Rs 1,012.5 crore as per National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) norms. It will also ask the Union government to depute an Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess damages caused by rains, floods and landslides in the state, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said on Tuesday, August 30. 

"A total of 23,794 houses have been damaged and crop loss is to the tune of 5.8 lakh hectares since June so far. So we will be requesting a central relief of Rs 1,012.5 crore as per NDRF norms. This does not include the losses due to rains in the last few days," Ashoka said. Detailing the compensation being provided by the state to those affected by rains, he said, the government is with the affected people and will provide all possible assistance in rebuilding their lives. "We will get central relief, but the Chief Minister has given instructions to provide immediate relief without waiting for Central assistance," he said, adding that there have been rains and related flooding and landslides successively during the last five years.

Since June 1, Karnataka has received 820 mm of rainfall, affecting 27 districts and 187 villages, impacting a population of 29,967. Nine mm of rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours affecting 20 villages in Ramanagara, Chamarajanagara and Mandya districts, impacting lives of 3,000 people. According to the minister, a total of 96 people have lost their lives, while three are missing due to rain-related incidents since June. Three people have died in the last 24 hours alone. Regarding rains that the state is witnessing for the last few days, he said that Deputy Commissioners have been instructed to take necessary measures and provide immediate relief to those affected by rain-related incidents like house damage.

Also read: 

Flooding of incomplete Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway casts cloud over road design

Nightmarish traffic, flooded roads: Life in Bengaluru thrown out of gear after rains

Topic tags,
Become a TNM Member for just Rs 999!
You can also support us with a one-time payment.