Karnataka CM announces further relief package

Karnataka CM announces further relief package

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Bengaluru, May 15: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced further relief package to the lockdown affected people.

At a press conference, the Chief Minister said about Rs 500 crore would be earmarked to distribute to over 10 lakh farmers, who had grown Jowar and also cash compensation to the shepherds who would lose sheep and goats due to natural disasters.

While commending the efforts of the ASHA workers, who are remained in the frontline in fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister said an additional Rs 3000 would be remitted to their bank accounts as an incentive. Last week, he announced a Rs 1610-crore cash relief package for auto drivers, barbers and washermen. (UNI)