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Home Minister Amit Shah to conduct aerial survey for flood situation in Karnataka

New Delhi | Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to conduct an aerial survey of several areas in Karnataka which are submerged in floods.

The Home Minister will assess the flood situation in Belagavi district.

The Karnataka government on Saturday declared 80 taluks in 17 districts flood-affected even as the death toll rose to 26 and thousands of people were rendered homeless, an official told PTI.

The taluks are in Belagavi, Bagalkote, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Vijayapura, Gadag, Haveri, Dharwad, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Mysuru, the official said.

The survey is being carried out to asses the damage in the state, including crops and infrastructure.

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