Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said that officials of various departments had been directed to work in coordination to ensure that residents of flood-affected areas do not face any problem.
Speaking to presspersons in Hubballi on Saturday, Mr. Bommai said that steps had been taken to ensure that there was proper coordination with officials from Maharashtra on the release of water from various reservoirs, and accordingly preventive measures would be taken in flood-prone areas.
“I have already held a videoconference with Deputy Commissioners of the districts likely to be affected by water release from Maharashtra reservoirs and other districts which have received heavy rainfall. Already I have received reports from a few districts on the damages and the compensation from the State has also been increased,” he said.
Mr. Bommai said that compensation for house damages would be distributed based on the categorisation and those who have lost their houses completely would get ₹5 lakh as compensation.
Already ₹500 crore had been released for road repair works. This apart, houses were being constructed under the PM Awas Yojana. Because of a technical issue, works had stopped despite sanction of funds and that had been rectified now, he said, adding that Ministers were visiting their respective districts and reviewing the relief measures.