Bangalore Highlights: Karnataka will get two additional rakes of coal from Singareni mines amidst reports of shortage. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he has spoken to the Union Coal Minister in this regard. “The state received eight rakes of coal last week and this has increased to 10 after I spoke with the Union Coal Minister,” he said.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said 21 people have died due to rains that has ravaged several parts of the state since early this month and officials have been directed to give compensation. The Chief Minister who also took stock of the power situation in the state said, that the government will ensure there are no power cuts.
About 2,500 houses have been partially damaged and assessment is on, the Chief Minister said, adding officials have been asked to give compensation as per the norms set last year, also compensation for crop loss will be given as per NDRF norms after assessment.