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CM to tap Delhi for more flood relief funds

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BELAGAVI:

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said he will go to Delhi next week to seek more relief funds for Karnataka.

Speaking to people’s representatives and senior officials of Dharwad and Belagavi districts on Tuesday at the Sambra airport, the CM said legislators must respond to people’s problems. He said urgent work should be undertaken under the NDRF.

The CM said Rs 412 crore had been released for flood relief work in Belagavi district, and Rs 174 crore would be released for construction of houses in the district. A total of Rs 488 crore has been distributed among 44,156 flood victims.

Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Sawadi, Revenue Minister R Ashoka, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkihioli and Minister Jagdish Shettar spoke on flood management and relief issues.

BJP leader in the Legislative Council Mahantesh Kavatagimutt pointed to the need for constructing another 9,000 houses in the district, while Assembly deputy speaker Ananda Mamani appealed for parity in the crop insurance amounts for Dharwad and Belagavi districts.

MLA Mahadevappa Yadavada, Abhay Patil, MLA Mahesh Kumathalli, Lakshmi Hebbalkar, Dharwad district MLA Aravind Bellada, MLA Shankarapatil Munanekoppa, Amrita Desai and legislators Mahantesh Kausalagi and Mahantesh Doddagouda touch on various issues and requirements in their constituencies.

Dharwad Deputy Commissioner MG Hiremath and District Collector Nitesh Patil elaborated on the situation in the district.

Among those present were Chairman for Handloom and Textiles Srimanth Patil, MP Anna Saheb Jolle, Rajya Sabha member Iranna Kadadi, MLAs P Rajeev, Duryodhan Aihole, Umesh Katti, Mahantesh Koujalagi and Anil Benake, district panchayat chairperson Asha Aihole and RDPR Secretary L K Ateeq.

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