Karnataka govt effectively responding to flood situation, confident of revival of state's economy, says CM B S Yediyurappa

Saturday, 17 Oct, 5.52 pm

The Karnataka government was effectively responding to the havoc caused by heavy rains and floods successively battering the state, with relief and rescue work on in affected areas and was confident of revival of the economy, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said here on Saturday.

"Several districts of north Karnataka have been affected by floods and I assure the people there that the government is with them. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to me last night and took stock of the situation. He has assured all necessary assistance from the centre," the Chief Minister said.

Speaking at the inaugural of the 10-day-long Dasara festivities in the palace city of Mysuru, Yediyurappa said he has reviewed the situation with Deputy Commissioners of flood-hit districts and Revenue Minister R Ashoka was personally touring the regions.