Bangalore: The new Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai has promised a budget a of Rs 500 crore for the repairing of damaged roads and bridges due to the heavy rainfall in the state. He said, ““I have instructed immediate release of Rs 1 lakh (first instalment) to those whose houses have been fully damaged, and also to release money for those whose houses have been partially damaged.”
According to the officials belonging to the Karnataka Disaster Management Authority, a total of 24 people have lost their lives due to the heavy rainfall and floods in the state till Sunday evening reported PTI.
To aid the people, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has deployed boats and SDRF teams at Kendriya Vihar in the Yelahanka zone to rescue the residents amidst waterlogging.
According to the India Meteorological Department predictions, South interior Karnataka will experience widespread light to moderate rainfall, including Bengaluru, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu and Mysuru, on Monday and Tuesday. Dakshin Karnataka, Udupi and Uttara Kannada, too, will receive widespread rainfall for the next two days, while North interior Karnataka will see light to moderate rainfall over several places on Monday.
The flooding situation in Karnataka has destroyed genetic samples that date back 25 years and are worth lakhs of rupees at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Source: The Indian Express