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Karna CM announces Rs 5 lakh relief to those who lost houses

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday announced an assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to those who have lost their houses completely in the floods and landslides, to take up construction work.

The chief minister has also announced Rs 1 lakh to those whose houses have been damaged, to take up repair work, and Rs 5,000 monthly to those staying in rental accommodation till their houses are ready.

"Rs one lakh assistance will be provided to those whose houses have been damaged due to floods, to take up repair work," Yediyurappa was quoted as saying by his office in a release.

He made this announcement during his visit to Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada district.

Yediyurappa said, "Rs 5 lakh will be given to those who have completely lost their houses, to take up construction work, and Rs 10,000 will be given as immediate measure."

He also said Rs 5,000 per month will be given to those staying in rental accommodations adding that those without site will be provide with plot.

A total of 2,694 villages in eighty-six taluks of 17 districts in Karnataka have been affected due to floods and rains.

According to information available from the state government, the death toll is 42 so far, while 12 were missing.

A total of 5,81,897 people have been evacuated and rescued so far, and 1,181 relief camps have been opened where 3,32,629 people are taking shelter.

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First Published: Mon, August 12 2019. 18:00 IST