Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said this was the “biggest calamity” in 45 years adding his government has sought Rs 3000 crore as relief from the Centre.
“We are planning to re-construct houses that were damaged in rains.. Some of the villages have to be rebuilt completely,” he told reporters here.
“So far 24 people have died in various rain-related incidents,” he said.
Rescue and relief work was being carried out by teams of personnel comprising NDRF, and the armed forces, he added.