Mumbai: Citing his concern over Flood-Hit state former PM and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to provide Rs 5000 crore for Karnataka.
Meanwhile, he also requested PM Narendra Modi to notify the natural disaster as natural calamity.
Former PM & JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda has written to PM Narendra Modi on Karnataka flood situation, requests him to notify the natural disaster as national* calamity and release Rs 5000 Crore as interim relief. (original tweet will be deleted) https://t.co/heY3Z6cnXD
— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2019
According to the reports, around 40 people have lost their lives and 14 are still missing. On the other hand, nearly 5,81,702 people have been evacuated and 1,168 relief camps were operational. Seventeen districts and 2,028 villages of the state were affected.
According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center, the Belagavi district is likely to receive fairly widespread moderate rainfall for the next five days.
Meanwhile, former CM and JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy visited Enamahal village in Sakleshpur taluk of Hassan district on Sunday and met the flood-affected people there.