Source: The Hindu
Rs. 1,500 crore collected in the form of donations from public; 40 houses to be built Kodavad for displaced families
The State Government is carrying out the rehabilitation work in regions affected by rain and floods in North Karnataka. About 300 villages would be shifted, said Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. He was addressing a press meet at Banagaramakki in Honnavar taluk on Monday after dedicating a golden shield to the Veeranjenya at Bangarammakki.
The Chief Minister said at Kadawad where over 19 people were killed in a landslip, 40 houses would be built to house the displaced family by Seva Bharati at Kadawad. About Rs. 1,500 crore was collected from the donors by the State Government and it would be spent for the rehabilitation work in the State. About three lakh houses would be built at a cost of Rs. 1 lakh each, he said.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwar Kageri, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Halappa, Chairman of Planning Commission D.H. Shankarmurthy, Shimoga MP B.Y. Raghavendra, and Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Ltd. Chairman Shivanand Naik were present.
Briefing about the rehabilitation work taken up by the government in Kadawad village where more than 19 people were killed in a landslip, Yeddyurappa said that 40 houses for displaced families would be built by Seva Bharati in Kadawad. He said about Rs 1,500 crore have been collected from donors by the state government and the amount will be spent for the rehabilitation work in the state. About three lakh houses would be built at the cost of Rs one lakh each, he said. The chief minister said his main goal is development and he would concentrate on it.