Madikeri: Former chief minister Siddaramaiah urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay a visit to Kodagu and take stock of the situation in the wake of recent floods in the state.
"10 people have died and 10 are missing. More than 6000 people are in relief camps. Hundreds of them have lost their properties. The Prime Minister should visit Kodagu also the way he visited Kerala. It is his duty. He should take stock of the situation here and offer help from the Central government,” he said.
On Saturday, PM Modi conducted an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged Kerala where the calamity has claimed over 324 lives. Modi saluted the people of Kerala for their fighting spirit and assured the nation's support to the state. He announced Rs 500 crore as immediate aid for Kerala, in addition to the 100 crore announced earlier.
In Dakshina Kannada, five deaths have been reported and over 360 houses have been damaged. Rescue teams along with locals are making efforts to rescue animals stranded and affected due to the natural calamity.
Noting that there is loss of certificates, documents and identity cards due to flooding, officials said the government will set up common service centres that will act as single-window system to issue duplicate documents. Documents will be issued free of cost or at a nominal cost as deemed appropriate, and there will be no need to file an FIR.