With monsoon season setting in, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday held a video conference with the Deputy Commissioners of 20 districts and their in-charge ministers on the precautions to be taken in the event of floods
He said the State Government has already provided a sum of Rs 1,000 crore to the deputy commissioners of the flood prone districts to deal with the situation and disaster management.
Speaking on video conference, Belagavi DC MG Hiremath said that we have taken all precautions, and there is no flood situation in Belagavi as of now.
He said, Members of the flood management teams that have been formed at the 208 Gram Panchayat level have already been given the necessary training based on their past two years of experience. Taluk level nodal officers have been assigned.
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There are 26 boats available and 2 SDRFs and 1 NDRF teams have been deployed to carry out emergency rescue operations in the villages near the rivers.
District Collector MG Hiremath explained to the chief ministers that in the PD account, Rs 92 crores available and there are no financial difficulties in handling the flood and other emergencies.
Rs.1000 crores requested for infrastructure repair:
Roads, bridges and other infrastructure across the state, including in Belagavi, have been severely damaged by floods last time.
Many infrastructure repair works have been undertaken throughout the state in 2021-22. Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Public Works, Govind Karajola appealed to the Department of Public Works to pay at least one thousand crores to carryout repair works.
As many as 1,710 villages in the 20 districts have been identified as likely to be affected by floods in the event of heavy and continuous rain, the Chief Minister said and disclosed that the State Government has already prepared a State Flood Management Action Plan 2021 for the first time.