Karnataka: Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits flood-hit Belagavi; assures help to victims
First Published 10, Aug 2019, 5:21 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman, Union finance minister visited flood-hit Karnataka's Belagavi on Saturday (August 10). She promised the flood victims all kinds of help from the Central government. Around 1,024 villages in 80 taluks of 17 districts have been affected due to the floods caused by incessant rains in the region.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman reached flood-hit Belagavi, Karnataka today (August 10). Belagavi has been reported to be one of the worst-hit districts
Nirmala Sitharaman arrived in Bangalore earlier today, from where she travelled to Belagavi to visit the Karnataka flood victims
She visited the flood-relief shelters in the region and met the flood victims. Heavy rains have caused the death of a total of 24 people in Karnataka so far
She reviewed the situation of the state and assured the flood victims that all asnsistance from the Central government will be done. Over 2 lakh people have been evacuated from flood-hit and rain-affected areas of Karnataka
Around 1,024 villages in 80 taluks of 17 districts have been affected due to the floods caused by incessant rains in the region. Rescue and relief work was being carried out by teams of personnel comprising of NDRF, and the armed forces in the state