Rescue and relief operations are being carried out on a war footing in rain and flood-hit Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. A red has been issued in 8 districts of Kerala.
Official sources said 42 people have died due to heavy rain and landslides. Over one lakh people are taking shelter in relief camps in the state.
In Karnataka, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reviewed the situation in the rain and flood-hit areas of Belagavi and Bagalkote. She assured flood victims of all assistance from the Central Government.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi who visited rain-affected areas in Dharwad district informed that the Centre has released 200 crore rupees to the state disaster relief fund.
Addressing media persons in Bengaluru, Chief Minister B S Yeddiyurappa informed that 24 people have died due to rain which also displaced two to four lakh people in over one thousand villages in 16 districts.
Saying that 6000 crore rupees is the preliminary figure of loss due to floods and rain, he said the state has sought immediate relief of 3000 crore rupees for taking up rehabilitation work.