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Central team to assess flood damage

A seven-member central study team will visit the flood-hit districts from Monday.

Published: 23rd September 2013 10:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2013 10:04 AM   |  A+A-

A seven-member central study team will visit the flood-hit districts from Monday.

The team, divided into two groups, will take stock of the extent of the damage caused to crops, lives and properties.According to official sources, the group led by Union Home Ministry’s joint secretary, R K Srivathsava, will visit the rain-ravaged districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu. Another group headed by K S Jacob,  Chief Engineer of Central Water Commission, will tour the districts of Belgaum, Uttara Kannada, Shimoga and Chikmagalur.

The team is being sent by the Centre following an appeal made by the State government to release funds to take up relief works in the flood-affected areas.

The state government in its memorandum submitted to the Centre earlier, said that heavy rain in the state had caused a total loss of over Rs 2,700 crore and sought an interim assistance of over Rs 470 crore.

As many as 117 people have died since the onset of monsoon and 10,000 houses have either completely collapsed or been partially damaged because of incessant rain. 



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