1.78 crore people affected by rains in Karnataka: CM

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said about 1.78 crore people in 15 districts of the state have been affected by the heavy rains that caused extensive damages and demanded a relief package of Rs 10,000 crore from the Centre.

The damages to crop and public/private property are unprecedented and would exceed Rs 20,000 crore. Relief and reconstruction operations need to be taken up on a colossal scale considering the magnitude of the tragedy, he said.


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