The State Government has given instructions to Zilla Panchayat officers to make better use of NREGS funds for rebuilding works in the flood-hit areas. So far, the State has spent Rs 770 crore out of Rs 2,300 crore, the target set for the State in the year 2009-10.

M. Ahiraj

SIRUGUPPA: Even after a fortnight of the deluge, people in the flood-affected villages, especially those situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra and Hagari in Siruguppa taluk, are finding it difficult to pick up the threads of life and resume their routine. They are unable to do it for want of electricity.

Sample this. For October 1, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) average rain forecast over Raichur district was 27 mm. However, the district was rainwashed with an unprecedented downpour of 198 mm on that day.

IN what could be the biggest deluge in Andhra Pradesh

Satish Shile, Siruguppa (Bellary), Oct 5, DHNS:

The rhythms of life have been disrupted by the ruinous floods in village after village of Siruguppa taluk in Bellary district, triggering a mass migration which will take weeks, if not months, to reverse.

Bellary, the mining capital

Bellary district is situated on the eastern side of Karnataka state. The district has almost become a synonym for mining. That the district is rich in natural resources, would be an understatement.

Over 26,000 Houses Collapse

Bangalore: Northern Karnataka has gone virtually under water. Unprecedented rain and floods since Wednesday have cut off Raichur, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Koppal, Bellary and Bagalkot districts. Life came to a full stop on Friday with the collapse of road and communication networks and several trains to the region being cancelled.

Samples have been sent for testing and analysis

Last year, water sample was tested by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Dharwad

The report had said that the water could not be used for drinking unless treated

Burrowed and battered by mining barons, a stretch of Karnataka's border with Andhra Pradesh has been all but erased.

Mahesh Kulkarni / Bangalore September 16, 2009, 0:52 IST

With an investment of Rs 650 cr, the plants will have a capacity of 1.2 MT each.