Karnataka floods: PM Modi assures all possible help to CM HD Kumaraswam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy after several parts of Karnataka face acute flood situation. PM Modi assured "all possible support in the rescue and relief operations" to CM Kumaraswamy. Karnataka has been witnessing incessant rain since August 14, causing landslides and flooding in various districts. Taking note of this, the Prime Minister tweeted, "Spoke to Karnataka CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy Ji regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. Extended all possible support in the rescue and relief operations. I pray for the safety and well-being of those in the flood-affected areas." On Saturday, Kumaraswamy announced a compensation package of Rs. 5 lakh per family who have been affected by the rains and floods. Earlier this week, a red alert was issued in several districts of Karnataka including Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga. PM Modi had visited Kerala to review the conditions of the flood-hit state. He announced relief funds worth Rs 500 crore.