Madikeri, Jun 5 : Karnataka Minister for Revenue R Ashok said a Rs 10 crore grant would be released shortly for construction of a permanent building for 'Relief Centre' in Kodagu district which is vulnerable to floods because of its hilly landscape. According to an official release here on Friday, the Minister symbolically handed over the newly built houses to flood victims in Jambur in Somwarpet on Thursday evening. He said that whenever the 'Relief Centre' is vacant it will be used for government meetings.
“Four NDRF teams have arrived and will be stationed in Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Belagavi and Dharwad districts till the end of monsoon,” Mr Ashok said that “the Chief Minister has been handling the Covid-19 situation well”. The Centre had granted Rs 1,039 crore for disaster management in Karnataka this year and Rs 395 has already been released, he added. District In-charge Minister V Somanna said that 463 houses had been handed over to the beneficiaries. Earlier, 35 houses were provided to the flood victims in Karnangeri. As many as 250 houses are being built by Infosys Foundation. Rest of the houses will be handed over soon, he added. (UNI)