Chief Minister says focus is now on flood relief, admits other projects, schemes hit
Tourists turned back at the check post from the hill station by forest protection workers
VOC Nagar in Pulianthope becomes an island during rains — vehicles cannot enter, manholes overflow, residents face threat of diseases & shopkeepers lose business
About 640 people in some six communities have been displaced and authorities are providing shelters for them.
Nearly 30,000 cusecs of water is being released from Pilloor dam, following heavy inflow due to incessant rain
Tamil Nadu is all set to deploy an ‘intelligent flood warning system’ in Chennai, which will enable officials to get area-wise inundation details during the monsoon.
The court asked the Wadiya Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun to apprise the court about what steps can be taken to find the missing people in the tragedy.
The ruling BJP government seems to have diverted its focus from rehabilitating the lakhs of people affected by the recent floods in the state, to the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
On Tuesday, senior Congress leader R V Deshpande hit back at the BJP and said that the report was prepared after visiting flood-hit regions and talking to people.
Yediyurappa announced Rs 16,500/hectare compensation to the farmers facing losses in the dry lands, Rs 23,000/hectare in irrigated lands and Rs 25,000/hectare to farmers taking up horticulture.
Siddaramaiah said Modi did not visit Karnataka, he instead was touring foreign countries and had gone to campaign for US President Trump.
The damage to housing from the flooding was extensive but promised recovery was on its way. Some 376,000 homes were without electricity, and 14,000 homes lacked running water.
Opposition leader in the Council S R Patil said the state witnessed the most devastating floods in the last 118 years.
Despite Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa claiming that his government is going beyond its capacity to provide flood relief, an unconvinced Congress staged a walkout from the Assembly on Friday.
Congress MLC Prakash Rathod said, “We at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee did a ground survey, and according to our estimation, the loss is over Rs 1 lakh crore.