Chief Minister Bommai visits flood-affected areas in Uttara Kannada
Karwar, July 29, 2021: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who took charge yesterday, has given priority to the flood relief works in the state. His first district tour was to Uttara Kannada district to have first-hand information about the havoc last week’s rain had created in the district.
Bommai landed at Hubballi airport on Thursday morning and after paying tributes to his parents on his visit to his hometown he went to Uttara Kannada district.
The CM declared to release ₹ 100 crores for the reconstruction of rural villages and ₹ 100 crores for state highway repair. This ₹ 200 crore will be released on Friday. He assured to release ₹10 crores for the repair of Arbail Ghat.
Bommai crossed the Kiruvatti border and inspected the damage at Arbail Ghat. He visited flood-affected areas at Karwar, Ankola, and Yellapur taluks and also the Kalache village that was severely hit by the landslide.
“The government is with the flood-affected people. We will immediately provide compensation to those who have lost houses,” Bommai assured during his visit.
“There has been damage at Yellapur, Ankola, Karwar, Sirsi. Gullapur bridge has been severely damaged. Several places have witnessed landslides. Flood water has entered houses and created havoc. I will take it up with the officials and take necessary measures to provide compensation. The Deputy Commissioner has ₹ 42 crores for relief works. It will be utilized properly,” he said.
Bommai held a review meeting with the officials and elected representatives at Nadavara Sabhabhavana at Ankola. Deputy Commissioner Mullai Muhilan briefed the meeting with the details.
Chief Minister Bommai directed the officials to shift the people living in Kalache village that witnessed a landslide last week.
He also declared to release ₹ 100 crores for the reconstruction of rural villages and ₹ 100 crores for state highway repair. This ₹ 200 crore will be released on Friday. In addition, he assured to release ₹10 crores for the repair of Arbail Ghat.
The Chief Minister said the state would send a proposal to the central government to release ₹35 crores.
Former Minister Shivaram Hebbar, MLAs Roopali Naik, Dinakara Shetty, Sunil Naik, MLC Shantharam Siddi, and other leaders were present.