B.S. Yeddyurappa launching work on relocating Kotyal village in Bijapur

2009110454010301Bijapur: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that he will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday and seek more funds for relocating the flood-ravaged villages and for providing higher compensation to the affected farmers.

He was speaking after laying the foundation stone for relocating Kotyal village in Bijapur district on Tuesday. Several villages get flooded every time the Don is in spate. Successive governments had failed to relocate the villages to safer places as the elected representatives lacked political will to solve the problem, he said.