Belgaum, Aug 17 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said that the government would initiate immediate steps to shift the people from 113 villages in North Karnataka that get affected by floods during every monsoon season.
Speaking to reporters after taking an aerial survey of villages in Chikkodi taluk in this district, he agreed that not much progress to this effect could be made during the rule of Janatadal(S) -Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government earlier.
The flood levels in the river course of Krishna, which created havoc in the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gulbarga and Raichur during the last one week had subsided during the Chief Minister's visit to the area today. The violent rivers which were on spate in North Karnataka including Krishna and Tungabhadra remained under control today.
"In 2006, Rs 23 crore had been sanctioned for flood relief work but little was achieved. Now we will ensure that a permanent solution is implemented in these villages where people left to suffer due to flood in Krishna and its tributaries," he said.
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