High level team set up to revisit flood-hit areas

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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 Dharawad.

Talking to press persons after a meeting with his advisors here, he said that the Committee, headed by his advisor P P Prabhu, would conducting a spot study of 198 villages affected by the floods in the last season for formulating rehabilitation and resettlement schemes for people affected.

He said that 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 by state 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 has distributed more than Rs 170 crore as compensation except the crop losses reported in 88 lakh hectares of land in these districts, he added.

He said that 12 people were died and more than 6000 cattle were killed during the worst-hit floods in 198, he said.

Mr Thakur said that Meeting approved five drinking water projects and vegetable market worth Rs 83 crore in the state. The water supply schemes will come up in Kadur, Sedam, Kushtagi, Somwarpet and Ramdurg, while the vegetable market would be developed in Mandya, he said.

To a question on the unilateral decision by Karnataka Milk Federation to hike the price of milk, he said he was unhappy about it and ask Mr Prabhu to look into it.


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