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Home Minister Amit Shah conducts aerial survey of flood-hit Belagavi district in Karnataka

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit areas of Belagavi district. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 11, 2019, 06.05 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Belagavi district in Karnataka.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa also accompanied him.

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Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh, Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area said that the water in flood-hit districts of Belagavi and Uttar Kannada has started receding and the situation will soon be back to normal.

"As of yesterday evening, the water has started receding. It is appreciated that the situation will be back to normal," Rear Admiral Singh said.

"Navy has deployed eight relief teams and two helicopters in Belagavi and Uttar Kannada districts," Singh added.

Yesterday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa conducted an aerial survey and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to next of kin of the people, who lost their lives in the floods that have crippled the state.

The Chief Minister informed that over two lakh people have been evacuated from flood-affected areas and 1.61 lakh people are in 664 relief camps across the state.

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Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh, Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area said that the water in flood-hit districts of Belagavi and Uttar Kannada has started receding and the situation will soon be back to normal.