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Belagavi: Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa has said that he would be visiting Delhi to seek flood relief funds from Union Government. Addressing media persons before going for areal survey for floods on Tuesday, he said that he would convene meeting of MLAs to discuss flood issue and prepare a broader plan to tackle floods. “The detailed report would be submitted to the union government. Besides this, within a week I would also visit Delhi to seek funds”, he said.

Yediyurappa asked the MLAs should stay at their respective constituencies to heed the grievances of people. He said as the state is facing covid pandemic, the funds granted under NDRF should be used for all emergency works. He directed Deputy Commissioner to submit report of loss and funds required. He informed that already Rs. 412 crore released for emergency works. If required, more funds would be released immediately. While Rs.174 crore with the administration for house construction, remaining funds should be used for road repair and other works. The government has already granted Rs.488 crore to 44156 people who have lost houses in floods. Based on the financial conditions amid covid pandemic, funds would be granted for crop loss. Deputy CM Lakshman Savadi gave details of flood situation of the district. Revenue Minister R Ashok said that the portal related giving compensation which was started last would be reopened soon. Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkijoli, Jagdish Shettar spoke about flood management. Chief Whip of Legislative Council, Mahantesh Kavatagimath urged the CM to include 9000 more houses for flood relief funds.