Karnataka CM to seek more flood relief fund

Wednesday 09th October 2019 07:12 EDT

A day after the Centre sanctioned £120 million as initial relief for flood-hit Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seek more funds. "About £3.5 billion is our rough estimate. We are yet to know the actual amount. Our state has suffered more losses than any other state due to floods this time. I will meet the Prime Minister and seek more funds from the centre. As immediate measure in the first stage £120 has been released by the central government," Yediyurappa said. Speaking to reporters, Yediyurappa expressed hope that more funds would be released at the earliest. The Chief Minister said there was large-scale crop damage and added that he would seek the central government's cooperation as to what extent they could provide assistance.

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