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CM to camp in rain battered Malnad, take stock of situation

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Karnataka Chief H D Kumaraswamy today said he would camp in the rain battered region of the state and take stock of the infrastructure needs there.

"I will camp in and look into the problems faced by people owing to the rains and the infrastructure needs of the region," he said in the Assembly.

He said that he would show the commitment of the state government to development.

The Chief was responding to an issue raisedby Tirthahalli MLA Araga Jnanendra during zero hour.

The MLA referred to a young girl being washed away in a rivulet in hisconstituency after she slipped and fell into it while crossing afootbridge.

He said it was a 'kuchcha' bridge without retaining walls, one of several such in and that such incidents kept recurring.

Several other MLAs from the region concurred with his view andrequested the government to take suitable steps.

To this, Kumaraswamy said hewas aware of the incidents andthat the government was not taking them lightly.

He said Rs one lakh has been given as compensation under the Education Department fund

There was also a planto give compensation under the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, he said and added that he had instructed officials to set right such bridges in the region.

Malnad has been witnessingunrelenting rains for the past few days and most rivulets and streams in the region are in spate.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 16:50 IST