Yeddyurappa meets Manmohan Singh, seeks Rs.6,000 cr for flood relief

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday sought from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over Rs.6,600 crore as immediate relief following the recent flood devastation in the state.Yeddyurappa told Singh that the Sep 30-Oct 2 rain and flashfloods had left a trail of devastation in north Karnataka, causing a loss of Rs.18,500 crores.Besides killing over 220 people, the floods damaged around 650,000 houses and destroyed crops in about 2.5 million hectares.

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