K’taka floods: PM Modi assures all possible help

K’taka floods: PM Modi assures all possible help
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New Delhi: As several parts of Karnataka are facing acute flood situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and extended all possible support in the rescue and relief operations.

Karnataka has been witnessing incessant rain since August 14, causing landslides and flooding in various districts.

Taking note of this, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Spoke to Karnataka CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy Ji regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. Extended all possible support in the rescue and relief operations. I pray for the safety and well-being of those in the flood-affected areas.”

On Saturday, Kumaraswamy announced a compensation package of Rs. 5 lakh per family who have been affected by the rains and floods.

Earlier this week, a red alert was issued in several districts including Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga.