Staff Correspondent

Minister conducts aerial survey

150 families in Singatalur shifted to safe places

Crops in nearly 4,000 acres of land affected

GADAG: Minister for Tourism and Infrastructure and District-in-charge B. Sriramulu has said that a proposal of Rs. 4.5 crores for taking up relief measures in the flood-affected villages of Gadag district has been sent to the State Government.

He was speaking to presspersons here on Friday after conducting an aerial survey of flood-affected villages in Mundaragi and Shirahatti taluks.

Hale Singatalur village in Mundaragi taluk has been inundated because of the flood waters of the Tungabhadra and about 150 families residing there have been shifted to safe places. Madalagatti village in the same taluk also has been inundated partially.

Mr. Sriramulu said that according to an initial survey, crops in nearly 4,000 acres of farmland had been affected by the floods. Joint teams of officials of Agriculture and Revenue departments were conducting surveys and a clear picture would emerge once the work gets completed, he said.

To a query, Mr. Sriramulu said a proposal had been chalked for complete shifting of the Hale Singatalur village by constructing 150 Ashraya houses for the displaced people of the village.

Gruel centres

The Minister said gruel centres had been set up in Singatalur, Hesaruru, Korlahalli, Gangapur, Shiranahalli, Hale Singatalur, Hammigi, Vithalapur, Kakkur, Bidaralli and Gummagol village in Mundaragi taluk which have been affected by floods. A motorboat had been sent to Mundaragi taluk for taking up emergency relief works.

Lakamapur village in Nargund taluk had also been affected because of the excess water released from the Navilteerth Reservoir and a motorboat was being used to help the displaced people, he said.