The flood state of affairs remained grim in 4 districts of Karnataka.


The flood state of affairs remained grim on Sunday in 4 districts of Karnataka with Krishna and Bhima rivers in spate because the Military, the nationwide and state catastrophe response forces undertook rescue work,
evacuating tons of of marooned individuals, officers stated.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stated many villages in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Yadgir and Raichur districts have been both utterly or partially submerged as a result of floods attributable to heavy rains final week and he would undertake an aerial survey of the affected areas on October 21.

In response to the Karnataka Catastrophe Administration Authority (KDMA), a complete of 20,269 individuals, together with 15,078 in badly-hit Kalaburgi, have been evacuated up to now by the personnel of the Military, the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) and the State Catastrophe Response Pressure (SDRF) in addition to native police and district authorities.

There was no loss to human lives wherever within the flood-affected areas whereas two cattle died in Vijayapura, state catastrophe administration official Manoj Rajan stated.

A complete of 111 villages within the 4 districts have been affected by the floods, attributable to heavy rains and water launched by the dams in neighbouring Maharashtra.

“Two NDRF, one SDRF and one Military column have been deployed in Kalaburagi whereas two Indian Air Pressure helicopters are on standby. Equally, the NDRF and the Military personnel are deployed in different three districts. State of affairs is below management,” Mr Rajan instructed PTI.

Mr Yediyurappa stated the floods have additionally resulted in injury to the crops.

“Within the given circumstances, it has develop into vital to hold out an aerial survey to grasp the precise state of affairs. Towards this background, I can be finishing up an aerial survey of Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur and Vijayapura on October 21,” he stated in a launch in Bengaluru.

Officers stated river Bhima continued to stay in spate in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura and Yadgir districts whereas the surging Krishna river affected villages in Raichur.

Bhima, the main tributary of Krishna, has been in spate for the previous one week as a result of torrential rains in neighbouring Maharashtra and in components of Karnataka.

The river was flowing 4.45 metres above the hazard degree and 1.61 metres above its earlier Highest Flood Stage, the Central Water Fee in its newest replace.

In response to the state catastrophe administration division, as many as 55 villages throughout six taluks of Kalaburagi, 13 villages in three taluks of Yadgir and 26 villages of Vijayapura have been badly affected by the floods.

The authority stated it has additionally recognized 157 villages in Kalaburagi, 45 villages in Yadgir and 26 villages in Vijayapura as susceptible.

Expressing solidarity with the flood-hit individuals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the state of each cooperation from the Centre.

That is the third time the state has been hit by floods previously three months following heavy monsoon rains.