Chief Minister goes to mutt while victims fret

The rescue and relief work taken up on war footing basis in the district is yet to reach the needy in remote areas.

An Army helicopter is dropping food packets at all the villages submerged in flood waters. However, victims from Fathepur and Turvihal villages came to Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Saturday to express their anguish over relief measures not reaching them.

Hanumavva from Fathepur told Deccan Herald  that the people in the village have not got any food for the past five days. “We are on roads without any shelter. We came here wading through water all the way from the village. All the essential materials are washed away in flood waters,” she rued.

The same villagers also came to IB to meet the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa who was in the City for an aerial survey of the affected areas.

However, the chief minister went to seek blessings of Mantralayam seer at Sri Raghavendra Swamy mutt in the City.

The gruel centres are not getting necessary supplies like rice, dal, vegetables oil and gas on time.

Reaching the affected places has become a herculean task, as villagers are marooned and roads are washed away. Potable water has also become scarce, and there is the fear of the outbreak of epidemics. Temporary shelters have been set up at schools, temples and marriage halls.

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