3 teams to inspect flood-hit areas

Panel to supervise construction of houses

  The bureaucrats will split into three groups and study the havoc caused by the floods for three days commencing on Wednesday.

The team comprising O Ravi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi, Mewaram, Asst Director, Department of Expenditure and V P Pasrija, Consultant, Ministry of Home Affairs will heli-hop to Bellary from here on Wednesday.

They will conduct an aerial survey of Siriguppa and Hospet taluks, and on the next day visit the flood-affected areas in Koppal.

Second team which has R K Sharma, SRO, Planning Commission, Delhi, D R Gurumukhi, Director, D/o Oilseeds Hyderabad, Ministry of Agriculture, P Raut, Director, Ministry of Power, Hyderabad, will be reaching Gulbarga via Hyderabad.
The team members will visit the flood-hit areas in Gulbarga and Raichur districts.
The third team which will have Jacob, Director, Ministry of Water Resources, Bangalore, C S Gangadhar, Superintendent of Engineer, Ministry of Road Transport and  Highways, Bangalore and Jitendar Kumar, Director, Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi, will tour Bagalkot and Gadag districts. The team will reach Bagalkot via Hubli by flight from Bangalore, according to the tour programme schedule.

The State government has made arrangements for accommodation for the visiting bureaucrats at a private hotel. The six officials reached Bangalore on Tuesday evening.

The officials will return to Bangalore on October 23 and may hold a meeting with the Chief Minister, sources said.

Govt to build 1 lakh houses

The State government will be setting up a  panel under the chairmanship of Rajiv Chandrasekhar, Rajya Sabha member to supervise construction of houses in the flood-hit areas.

He will be entrusted with the task of enlisting donors, who are ready to contribute for construction of houses. The government is aiming at building at least one lakh houses.

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