Deputy Revenue Secretary T Narayanappa asked district authorities to utilise the grants for the rehabilitation purpose only.

Ktaka govt gives Rs 200 cr more for rain-ravaged central and coastal districtsPTI/ file
news Karnataka rains Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 18:08

The Karnataka government on Tuesday announced a total of Rs 200 crore worth funds to district administrations as compensation for the damage incurred due to heavy rains since August in the coastal and central Karnataka.

On Tuesday, the state government granted a fund of Rs 85 crore for Kodagu along with smaller allocations for neighbouring districts.  

The state government also granted Rs 20.88 crore to Dakshina Kannada, Rs 14.54 crore to Udupi, Rs 25.15 crore to Chikkamagaluru, Rs 27.94 crore to Hassan, Rs 11.51 crore to Uttara Kannada and Rs 15 crore to Shivamogga.

Earlier Rs.30 crore were released under SDRF for Kodagu. 

The decision to disburse this additional allocation of money was taken by CM Kumaraswamy following a  meeting with senior officials of the districts concerned on August 17.

In a communique, Deputy Revenue Secretary T Narayanappa asked district authorities to utilise the grants only for the rehabilitation purpose.

The announcement comes as Kodagu, the worst-affected district of Karnataka, is limping back to normalcy with rains subsiding considerably over the last week.

Karnataka on Friday sought Rs 2,000 crore interim relief from the central government for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims, as the initial estimates hinted a loss of Rs 3,000 crore worth of roads, houses, public property and crops.

A total of 3,188 persons are still residing in 27 camps. According to  Gangaram Baderiya, Relief Commissioner, Revenue Department, the death toll, as of Monday, was 17. On Monday, other than one team of NDRF, all other forces engaged in rescue and relief process returned.

The entire tourist district, including government buildings, homes and public offices, were severely damaged after torrential rains caused floods and landslides in the hilly district during the southwest monsoon from August 14 to 22. 

Additionally, the Chief Minister's relief fund had received a total of Rs 46.15 crore, as on Monday, through contributions from various institutions, private firms and employee associations across the state.

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