Karnataka

Yediyurappa writes to Maharashtra CM

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has written to his counterpart in Maharashtra requesting him to take requisite measures to regulate water discharge from their reservoirs.

The Chief Minister said he would also be convening a meeting of legislators from the flood-hit taluks within a fortnight to elicit their views on relief works.

Mr. Yediyurappa, who landed in Vijayapura after an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas on Monday, told presspersons that he has requested his Maharashtra counterpart to ensure that the outflow was regulated on an incremental basis. “The release shall be intimated to Karnataka officers well in advance on a regular basis. Coordination between officers of both the States is essential to avert the loss of lives and properties,” he has said in the letter, copies of which were circulated to presspersons.

Mr. Yediyurappa also said that he has written to the Telangana government seeking suitable precautionary measures to prevent any damage arising out of water discharge from Almatti and Narayanpur dams into Krishna river.

He said that during his visit to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he would apprise him of the flood situation in the State and seek funds for relief works.

The Chief Minister said the district administrations of flood-hit areas had at least ₹20 crore each at their disposal for immediately initiating flood-relief works.

Aerial survey

Mr. Yediyurappa conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Raichur, Yadgir, Bagalkot, and Vijayapura districts. Although he was supposed to land in Belagavi district where extensive damage has been caused owing to floods, inclement weather forced cancellation of the programme.

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