Raichur, Oct 24: The flood situation remained grim in districts like Raichur, Yadgir and Kalaburgi of Hyderabad and Karnataka where people are battling the flood situation as the water level in river Krishna and Bhima surged after heavy rains in their catchment areas for the past five days.
The Krishna Bhagya Jal Nigam Ltd (KBJNL) officials on Thursday said that the heavy amount of water at the rate of 3.68 lakh cusecs is released to river Krishna from Narayanpur reservoir in Hunasagi taluka of Yadgir districts and around 1 lakh cusecs of water is being released from Ujjini and Veera reservoir from Maharashtra.
The idols of Ishwar, Basaveshwar at Devasugur village and the temple of Kadlur Upendrateertha were marooned in Krishna water. The villagers have been facing the flood threat for the second time in the last three months. The barrage has been constructed near Gurjapur village in Shaktinagar to supply water to Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS) at cost of RS 128 Crores is already full and water may overflow at any moment, the source said. Standing crops in thousands of acres were inundated in the flood water in Devadurga taluk following the release of heavy amount of water from Narayanpur reservoir on Thursday. The Huvinahadagali bridge submerged on Raichur - Kalaburagi state highway. People traveling to Shahapur, Kalaburagi and Maharashtra have to take Tinthini bridge route. Farmers said they had spent thousands of rupees to purchase seeds and fertilisers for the rabi crop, but soon after sowing, flood water damaged all the crops like cotton, pulses, sunflower and green gram crops.
Flood threat is loomed large along the bank of river Bhima in Kalaburagi as about 1 lakh cusecs water has been flown into river Bhima since Tuesday. The people residing on the banks of the river and fisherman had to be careful, the district authority warned.
The meteorology department has predicted rain with thunderstorm in Karnataka district like Raichur, Yadgir and Kalaburagi from October 24 to 26 and therefore the people residing in the old and mud houses should shift to safer places, said Deputy commissioner M Kurma Rao on Thursday . (UNI)