High-level committee to revisit flood hit districts

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Bangalore, Dec 14 (UNI) Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today said that a high level committee would be set up to revisit the flood hit districts of Bagalkot, Gadag and Dharwad.

Talking to mediapersons, after a meeting with his advisors here, he said the committee, headed by his advisor P P Prabhu, would conduct a spot study of 198 villages affected by the flood in the last season and formulate rehabilitation and resettlement schemes. The decision to revisit the areas was taken after he met the Central study team yesterday.

The Central study team, which conducted a tour of the three districts yesterday, would submit its report in the next two weeks, he added.

He said the high level committee would submit its report in two weeks to the State Government and it would take up the work in January in these districts.

The State Government had already distributed more than Rs 170 crore as compensation, he said, adding that the meeting had also approved five drinking water projects and vegetable market, worth Rs 83 crore, in the State. The water supply projects would come up in Kadur, Sedam, Kushtagi, Somwarpet and Ramdurg, while the vegetable market would be developed in Mandya, he said.

On the unilateral decision by Karnataka Milk Federation to hike the price of milk, he said he was unhappy about it.


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