Karnataka government to provide Rs 5 lakh to rebuild the collapsed houses due to floods: Yediyurappa

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Bengaluru, Aug 12 : Chief minister B S Yediyurappa has informed that the Karnataka government would give a cash compensation of Rs five lakh to those who had lost their house completely, due to floods and another Rs 1 lakh towards repair of the partially damaged houses.

Speaking to newsmen after visiting several flood-hit areas in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Monday, chief minister had said that he has plans to visit New Delhi and appeal for release of more funds to step up relief works.

Informing that the extent of damage due to floods and inundation of villages and towns is huge in over 16 districts he said that as per an initial estimate more than 31800 houses got damaged.

“While Rs 1 lakh would be distributed initially to rebuild the house, another four lakhs would be paid in the next installment,” he said.

The state government had decided to pay a house-rent of Rs 5000 per month, till the new would be built, he said.

“I have directed all the Deputy Commissioners of the flood-damaged districts to submit a report on the extent of crop loss occurred and compensation will be released soon after the report” he said.

“The state government have also plans to sanction a free-housing-site to those who were displaced in the floods,” he added. (UNI)