A Central study team, led by Prakash, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, toured Belagavi district on Sunday and assessed the damage to crops and property, caused by the recent floods. The seven-member team will also visit other flood-hit districts soon.
They went around villages near Gokak, Raybag, Ramdurg, Kagwad, Chikkodi and other affected areas. They held a meeting with local officers, during which they were apprised of the magnitude of the floods and the estimated damage. The district administration also organised a photo exhibition on the flood at the Circuit House.
Addressing the media at Shedabal in Kagwad taluk, Shri Prakash, also the joint secretary to Ministry of Home Affairs, said, The government has said that the six-affected districts have suffered heavy losses. The situation is precarious in several flood-hit areas.
Once the State government’s report on crop loss reaches the Centre, the dates of the next visit will be fixed.
Meanwhile, the state government on Saturday told the IMCT that the state has incurred losses over Rs 30,000 crore in the recent floods.