Karnataka floods: Initial government estimates indicate heavy flood damage
The government assessment said, since few days Karnataka was accepting the heavy rains and floods in some areas, due to that Karnataka has collapsed nearly 1.5 lakh hectares of crops.
The revenue department official said Monsoon rage has also damaged 1,400 KM of roads, 211bridges, and over 2,500 power poles. The official said Belagavi sustained the highest loss 70% for crops and infrastructure in flood-prone Northern Karnataka districts, it also includes Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Raichur, and Yadgir.
Revenue deputy secretary Lalitha Handigod said, “A final assessment can be made only after floodwaters recede, what we now have is only a preliminary assessment. We are focused on rescue operations. If the water recedes in a day or two, some of the crops may not be affected”, she said.
While, agriculture director BY Srinivas said, “We’ll soon have a more accurate estimate.” Chamarasa Malipatil, honorary president, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha said, “people were worried about drought till last month.”
The official said Short-duration crops and horticulture crops account for about 40% of the total crop loss.”