State govt released Rs 1,200 cr from relief fund for flood relief work: BSY


Team Udayavani, Oct 26, 2019, 2:34 PM IST

Hubli: Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday informed that the stste government has released Rs 1,200 crore from the state relief funds for flood relief work.

Addressing presspersons at Hubli Airport, Yeddyurappa said that the state has allocated Rs 5 lakhs per person to build houses.

Further adding that the government does not face any financial crunch he said “Rs 1 lakh is being paid for partial home damage. The district authorities also have been instructed to rush to the aid of the flood victims.”

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Forest Minister CC Patil, District Collector Deepa Cholan, Commissioner of Police R Dileep, Senior Superintendent of Police Vartika Katiyar were also present at the airport.

The death toll due has gone up to 13 following the devastation caused by incessant rain and floods in Karnataka from October 18 till today.

According to state government data, a total of 150 livestock have been killed and more than 10,000 houses have been damaged.

The heavy downpour in August this year in Karnataka led to floods in 22 districts, leading to the deaths of 84 people in rain-related incidents.

About 5.5 lakh acres of land were inundated, while crops in about 2.3 lakh acres were completely ruined.

About 1.5 lakh houses were destroyed in August’s flood and heavy rains.

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