Release of ₹500 crore for flood relief: Minister R. Ashok

Hassan: Incessant rains across the state have disrupted people’s lives. Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai has allocated Rs 500 crore for flood relief. Revenue Minister R Ashok said that they have been released.

District Incharge and Excise Minister K. Along with Gopalaya, he visited and inspected Vindyagiri hill and other places damaged by rain in Sravanabelagola and then spoke to reporters.

We have ensured that there is no shortage of funds for disaster management. A new policy has been implemented in the revenue department, using a separate software to conduct a quick survey of crop damage areas and provide relief within a month. Minister R Ashok said that the distribution of relief will be started within three days after discussion with the Chief Minister. He said that crop damage compensation is being provided within a month and we are working to deposit more than 2 thousand crore rupees in the farmers’ accounts.

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Ten thousand Rs. He said that it has been suggested to give compensation and a food kit sufficient for a fortnight. All the district ministers are touring. Overall the government is working on war footing. He said that officials have been directed to stand up for the people without taking any leave, respond quickly to difficulties and bring the issues to the attention of the government.

64 killed in rain in the state
A total of 14 districts were affected by floods in the state from June to August 4 and 115 villages were inundated. 14902 people are affected. 64 people have fallen victim to the rain disaster. The minister informed that 16 people were killed by lightning, 4 by tree fall, 15 by house collapse, 19 by flood, 9 by landslide, and 2 by electrical accident.

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A total of 15074. houses have been damaged in the state. Out of which 608 houses were completely damaged and 2445 houses were severely damaged. The rest has partially collapsed and a total of 8057 people have been displaced. He said that 64 care centers have been opened in the state.

6933 people have taken shelter in the care center and they are being provided quality food. The minister said that they have been told to give eggs along with the meal. District Collector R during inspection. Girish, District Superintendent of Police Hariram Shankar, Sub Divisional Officer Jagdish and other officers were present.