New Delhi, ANI. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai about the heavy rains in the state and took stock of the situation. During a conversation with Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took detailed information about the damage to crops and other damages caused by the recent incessant rains in the state. The PM assured all possible help and cooperation from the Center for relief and rehabilitation. Chief Minister Bommai also informed about the rescue and relief work being done by the state government. This information was given by the Chief Minister’s Office.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured all possible help and cooperation from the Center for relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected areas in Karnataka. An official statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said that PM Modi called up Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to get detailed information about crop loss and other damages due to the recent unseasonal and incessant rains in the state. Bommai informed the Prime Minister about the loss of human life, damage to crops and public property, the statement said. The PM also expressed concern over the havoc caused by the floods. Bommai also spoke about the rescue and relief operations being carried out by the state government.

Amit Shah also spoke

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also called Bommai to inquire about the flood situation and relief work. He expressed regret over the loss of life and damage to crops. Bommai briefed Shah about the relief work being taken up by the state government.

Chief Minister announced

Earlier, the Chief Minister had announced that Rs 5 lakh for fully damaged houses and Rs 3 lakh for partially damaged houses would be given in three installments. District collectors have been directed to immediately disburse the first installment of one lakh rupees. Bommai further said that the state government has released Rs 500 crore for the repair of damaged roads and bridges. Schools and Anganwadis have also suffered damage and repair work will be done from NDRF funds.

Rain has caused extensive damage to Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagara, Hassan Districts. Karnataka and its neighboring states have been receiving continuous rains in the month of November. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted widespread light to moderate rain over Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 5 days on Sunday.

Edited By: Arun Kumar Singh