Siddharamaiah demands relief funds for Kodagu from PM Modi

Kodagu (Karnataka): Former Karnataka Chief Minister v on Thursday visited rain and landslide affected area in Kodagu district of the state and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide relief to the victims.

Siddharamaiah also met the victims at the relief camp.

“I will ask the government of Karnataka to take all necessary relief works. I demand the Government of India to give funds to Kodagu district. The Prime Minister should have visited this place by this time,” Siddharamaiah said.

On August 21, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy urged the Centre to provide Rs 100 crore relief fund for rain-ravaged state’s Kodagu district.

Kumaraswamy stated that a total of 6620 people have been rehabilitated in the relief camps. He said, “41 relief camps in Kodagu and nine relief camps in Dakshina Kannada have been set up and a total of 6620 people are sheltered in these relief camps. An adequate supply of drinking water and milk is being ensured in these camps.”

On August 20, Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central Government should allocate adequate financial aid for relief efforts in the Kodagu district.

While on August 19 Kumaraswamy conducted an aerial survey of landslides and flood-affected areas in Kodagu district. The Chief Minister also presented cheques to the families of Avarthi village who lost their houses in floods. He also inspected rain-affected areas in Somawarpet and adjacent areas.

Kumaraswamy on Saturday announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the families which were rendered homeless.

Incessant rains have lashed Karnataka since August 14, causing landslide and flooding in the state. On August 15, a high alert was issued in five districts namely Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga.