Bengaluru, Sep 17 : The Karnataka Government, which is facing criticism for failure of the NDA government not announcing a major relief due to unprecedented flood and rain havoc during this monsoon season in the State, has scaled down the total loss from Rs 38,000 crore to Rs 35,000 crores.
Speaking to newsmen, the Revenue minister R Ashok said that “the revised estimated loss in the recent rains and floods has been pruned a little, and a detailed report will be submitted to the Center in a day or two”.
He said that under the guidelines the loss sustained to private hospitals and educational institutions, could not be included in the loss estimate, and hence it had resulted in slashing the estimated loss.
Replying to questions the revenue minister informed that directions had been issued by the state government to release Rs 1 lakh immediately to those who were displaced in the floods and readying to construct the house.
“More than 50,000 displaced families in the recent floods have come forward to build new houses, and the government will give them immediate financial support,' he said.
He said that the farmers who had suffered crop loss as well as farmland that came under floods would be provided financial assistance as per the NDRF norms. (UNI)