Bangalore news Oct 4 highlights: Clarifying confusion regarding receiving relief funds from the Centre, Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa said that the state is expecting the same is less than a week from now. “The relief funds will reach us in 4-5 days as per their (central agencies) norm. The funds will constitute the loss of crops that took place during the floods,” he said.
Meanwhile, a 55-year-old coffee farmer in Chikkamagaluru district, who suffered crop losses in the recent floods and was battling a serious health condition, committed suicide on Wednesday, officials said.
The family of Chandre Gowda (55), who lost around half an acre of the five acres of coffee cropland he was holding in the flood in August, has filed a police complaint stating that delay in compensation precipitated his financial position, which eventually led to him commit suicide.