Karnataka CM meets Amit Shah, seeks Rs 2 billion rupees for flood relief

NEW DELHI: B S Yeddyurappa met Sunday with the Interior Minister of the Union Amit Shah and sought 2,000 million rupees as an urgent relief for the state affected by the floods.

Speaking to reporters, he said the Center said a decision will be made on the provision of assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) after a central team, which is assessing the magnitude of the damage to the state, submit your report in the next two or three days

We have demanded central assistance of Rs2,000 million for flood relief. We have limited resources. In spite of everything, the state government has released around Rs 1 billion so far. The release of central funds will ease the burden, Yeddyurappa told reporters here.

Most likely, a decision on this matter will be made after the prime minister returns to India, he added.

Shah said flood relief and other emergency works will not be affected in the state, as they have been exempt from the scope of the survey code, according to Yeddyurappa.

Elections in the state will be held on October 21.

Karnataka deputy chief ministers, Ashwath Narayan and Laxman Savadi, and Interior Minister Basavaraj Bommai were also present at the meeting.

The state government has estimated Rs 38,451 crore of damage due to flooding in the state.