The Minister said that the disaster management authority has worked to link the sensitivity of the entire country with disaster management.
The deceased person’s family members confirmed his identity with his clothes and tattoos on his body.
Coming to know about around nine villagers being stuck atop the village panchayat building since Tuesday night, the home minister travelled by the SDRF boat to the spot in Kotra village.
The government cannot deny that Covid-19 is a disaster. Yet, it has refused to apply the 2015 norms under the NDRF to our frontline soldiers who lost their lives in the pandemic
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is all set to get more teeth as it is being strengthened with sophisticated equipment worth crores, said Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
The CM's directions have come as a number of bodies were found floating in the Ganga recently, triggering suspicion that the abandoned corpses could be those of COVID-19 patients.
The child, identified as Anil Dewasi, had fallen into the freshly dug borewell in Lachhri village on Thursday afternoon, they said.
Normally, the first instalment of SDRF is released in the month of June as per the recommendations of the Finance Commission.