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Centre sanctions five crore as flood relief: CM

india Updated: Oct 07, 2009 22:11 IST
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Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has said that the Centre has sanctioned Rs five crore as a flood relief fund for the state.

"We are assessing the damage caused by floods on various front and detailed report would be ready by this evening," he said

After Goa submits its report, a team of national disaster management unit will arrive in Panaji to assess the damage on its own before releasing the Rs five crore fund, the Chief Minister added.

The floods in Canacona have washed away 250 houses and left 400 damaged leaving many people homeless.

"Entire government machinery is active in the taluk providing all the possible work. It will take time for the normalcy to restore in that area," Kamat said.

Rivers in Goa's Canacona taluk have changed their course at few places due to the devastating floods that ruined this coastal taluk during the last weekend, he said.

Kamat said that in some places two rivers - Talpona and Galjibag which runs through this taluk bordering Karnataka state had the river has changed its course.