Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for each family, which lost its house due to landslides and floods in 17 of the state's 30 districts.
"Rs 5 lakh will be given to each family whose house has been damaged due to landslides and floods. Provisionally, Rs 10,000 will be paid as advance relief to the affected families from Monday night," Yediyurappa told reporters at a relief centre at Belthangady.
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa in Shivamogga on flood-situation in the state: Today I will meet local MLAs in Shivamogga and discuss the situation. I request Government of India to release 10,000 crore immediately. #KarnatakaFloods pic.twitter.com/U7R4PsMe0V— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2019
Forty people have been killed and more than six lakh have been forced out of homes in Karnataka due to floods. "Since August 1, 40 people have lost their lives, 14 people missing, 5,81,702 people evacuated, 1,168 number of relief camps have been set up and 17 districts and 2028 villages affected," the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said in a statement.
The state government will also give Rs 5,000 as monthly house rent allowance to the affected families till their damaged houses are repaired and new houses built soon.