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Rain: Take precautionary steps, K'taka CM tells dist officials

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Bangalore, July 5 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today instructed district officials to take precautionary measures against any rain-related calamities, especially in the Coastal, Ghat and Northern Karnataka districts in Krishna basin of the state.

Addressing a two-day conference of Deputy Commissioners, CEOs, and District Health Officers of all the districts here, he said the Coastal and Northern Karnataka districts were receiving heavy rain, causing floods in Krishna, Tungabhadra and Bheema rivers.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to submit a report to the Government about the flood situation in their respective districts and said the Finance Department would release funds required to meet any eventuality.

Mr Kumaraswamy said the Government had envisaged many welfare measures and programmes to uplift the weaker sections of society.

However, these programmes were not being properly implemented as people were not fully aware he added.

He instructed the Social Welfare Department to ensure better facilities at the hostels of SC/ST and other backward community students.

On the widespread chikungunya menace, Mr Kumaraswamy asked the officials concerned to create awareness among the public so that the disease was not fatal and take stringent measures to control mosquitoes.

He called upon the district officials to ensure that ration cards were distributed without any further delay, especially to below femilies living poverty line.

UNI MV GD AK RK1811

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