Udupi, Aug 08, 2020: Revenue Minister R Ashoka said that an additional Rs 5 crore each will be released to 11 districts to expedite rain relief works.
The government is committed to tackling the flood situation in the state, he added.
He said funds will be released to Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Hassan, Haveri, Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Dharwad. The second, third and fourth instalment of compensation for those who had lost their houses during the previous monsoon, will be released within a week.
Earlier, visiting the sea erosion affected areas in Padubidri, he said measures had been taken to ensure that tragedies witnessed during the previous monsoon do not happen again.
He said Rs 20 crore was released to the fire service and emergency department to procure all required materials for rescue operations. The police, revenue and fire service personnel will tackle flood situations in the state.
District in-charge ministers have already been deputed to the affected districts, to monitor the relief works. The flood situation in Karnataka except in Kodagu is under control.
The minister said that funds under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) will be released to take up the work on a permanent retaining wall at Padubidri beach.
Already, Udupi district had received Rs 3.5 crore under NDRF. An additional Rs 5 crore will be released, he added.
The minister said that Rs 10 crore will be released to construct a rehabilitation bhavana in order to provide shelter to people from coastal districts during natural calamities. A full-fledged bhavana will be constructed in DK, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts to provide shelter to the victims of natural calamities.