The flood situation in four districts of Karnataka continued on Sunday along the Krishna and Bhima rivers as the army, national and state disaster response forces carried out rescue operations,
Officials said hundreds of people were evacuated.
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said that several villages in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Yadgir and Raichur districts were submerged either fully or partially due to floods due to heavy rains last week and will conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas on 21 October.
According to the Karnataka Disaster Management Authority (KDMA), a total of 20,269 people, including 15,078, have been evacuated by the Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and state disaster response personnel in the badly affected Kalburgi. Local Police and District Officers other than the Force (SDRF).
State Disaster Management Officer Manoj Rajan said there was no damage to human life anywhere in the flood-affected areas, while two cattle died in Vijayapura.
A total of 111 villages in the four districts have been affected by the floods, which have been caused by heavy rains and water released by dams in neighboring Maharashtra.
“Two NDRFs, one SDRF and one army column are deployed in Kalaburagi, while two Indian Air Force helicopters are on standby. Similarly, NDRF and Army personnel are stationed in the other three districts. The situation is under control. ” .
Mr. Yeddyurappa said that floods have also damaged crops.
“In the given circumstances, it has become necessary to conduct an aerial survey to understand the actual situation. Against this backdrop, I will undertake an aerial survey of Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur and Vijayapura on October 21,” he said. A release in Bengaluru.
Officials said the Bhima river remains in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura and Yadgir districts, while the Krishna river in Raichur continues to rise in the affected villages.
Bhima, the main tributary of Krishna, has been in spate for the past one week due to torrential rains in neighboring Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka.
The river was flowing 4.45 meters above the danger level and 1.61 meters above the previous highest flood level of the Central Water Commission in its latest update.
According to the state Disaster Management Department, 55 villages out of six talukas of Kalaburagi, thirteen villages in three talukas of Yadgir and 26 villages in Vijayapura were severely affected by the floods.
The authority said that it has also considered 157 villages of Kalaburagi, 45 villages of Yadgir and 26 villages of Vijayapura as unsafe.
Expressing solidarity with the flood victims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the status of every cooperation from the Center.
This is the third time in the last three months after heavy monsoon rains.