Belagavi: Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi on Friday faced criticism by the opposion partied over his comments here on demands of compensation by farmers. Responding to the farmers' demand for compensation of Rs 1 lakh per acre on Friday, October 04 Savadi had said, "The farmers are demanding Rs 1 lakh per acre as compensation. I have 100 acres of land affected in floods so I should also get Rs 1 crore." Following his comment opposition parties, Congress and JDS have condemned the Deputy Chief Minister's remarks. Over 22 districts have been battered by floods and incessant rainfall in the state, the most affected one was Belagavi, where maximum deaths were reported. The Centre on Friday, October 4 approved additional financial assistance of Rs Rs 1,200 crore to Karnataka for the damages caused by the rains and floods. The approval came after Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the ongoing rescue and relief work of all flood-affected states.
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