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Patil to visit K'taka's flood-hit areas tomorrow

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 18:46 IST
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Home Minister Shivraj Patil will undertake an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts of Karnataka on Wednesday and later review the relief and rehabilitation measures at a high-level meeting in Bangalore.

The Home Minister will be accompanied by Secretary (Border Management) in the Ministry BS Lalli and Director National Border Management B Murali Kumar.

Sources said Patil will undertake an aerial survey of Gulbarga, Raichur, Bijapur, Bagalkot and Belgaum districts.

He will then hold a meeting with Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Deputy Chief Minister Yedurappa, the State's Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Ministers and senior officials to take stock of the relief and rehabilitation work.

Patil's Karnataka tour follows a visit by a Central team, headed by Joint Secretary in Union Home Ministry VN Gaur, to study the flood and drought situation in the State.

Recently, an all party delegation led by Kumaraswamy had submitted a memorandum to the Centre seeking Rs 1,500 crore assistance to take up flood and drought relief works.

Kumaraswamy had complained to President APJ Abdul Kalam, when he visited the city earlier this month, that the Centre has not responded to the state's request for help and sought his intervention to secure Rs 100 crore immediate aid.