The Chief Minister said 4 NDRF teams are deployed for rescue operations to Raichuru, Kodagu, Belagavi and Dakshina Kannada districts along with SDRF teams consisting of more than 200 personnel are strengthened with necessary equipment for the rescue operations.
The Chief Minister instructed the Deputy Commissioners to identify the flood prone villages in the district level and make necessary arrangements to tackle the situation. People and livestock should be protected on priority while taking precautions pertaining to Covid 19 pandemic simultaneously.
Setting up of helplines, telephone and other communication tools should be kept in order and in case of emergencies, necessary materials can be purchased as per requirement. Suitable measures should also be taken to set up relief centres with necessary infrastructure and to provide medical facilities to the people rescued from floods. Assistance can be sought from regional organisations, volunteers and local resources can also be used for flood management.
Instructions have been given to various departments to work hand in hand to minimise the impact of the floods and protects lives and belongings of the people in the possible floods. Residents of the villages, who were shifted due to floods are hesitant to return to the shifted villages. Necessary action should be taken to provide proper Infrastructure to such villages by taking those people to confidence, he added.