Addressing reporters during his visit to the affected areas, the minister said the compensation of Rs one lakh paid toeach affected household was not sufficient and it would be increased.
He said landslides and fallen trees on the Charmadi Ghat, linking Mangaluru and the capital Bengaluru, were being cleared and would be opened for traffic soon.
The minister visited the houses of two families affected by the heavy rains on May 29 last and presented cheques of Rs one lakh each to them.
He said Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts had suffered losses due to the rain and he had collected a report from the district administration here.
The minister alsoinstructed the deputy commissioner to keep an amount of Rs five crore in hand which could be used in case of emergency.
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