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Friday, April 19 2024

Floods have damaged 12,093 houses in Bagalkot: DCM Karjol

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Bagalkot: Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol, on Friday, informed that a total of 12,093 houses were damaged in recent floods and torrential rains that lashed the district.

Addressing the media persons here, he said that under category ‘A’, 577 houses were damaged, under category ‘B’, 2,719 were damaged, and under category ‘C’, 8,797 houses were damaged.

“The government has already released Rs 154 crores to the affected persons,” he said.

Speaking about the crop loss, Karjol said that crops sown on a total of 1,12,525 hectares of land were damaged and an amount of Rs 7.21 crores has been deposited into the accounts of 89,829 farmers of the district as relief.

Some 128 kms of road under the PWD, 309 kms of state highway, 54 bridges, and 29 drinking water projects of the district have been damaged. For the repair of roads and bridges, Rs 25 crores has been granted by the government, Karjol said, adding that 26 works have already started.

A total of 117 handlooms of five taluks of the district have suffered damage and the owners have been compensated to the tune of Rs 7 lakhs.

Karjol admitted that the State has not received revenue in the last 11 months, because of which the development projects have taken a hit.

Claiming that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has effectively handled the Covid and flood situations in Karnataka, DCM Karjol said that, while salaries of the employees in other states have stopped, the BJP government is paying its employees.

Claiming that the Covid vaccine is expected to be available in January next year, the DCM said that the government is preparing to administer the vaccine to all the people of the state.

MLAs Veeranna Charantimath and Hanumanth Nirani, Deputy Commissioner K Rajendra, and ZP CEO T Bhubalan were present.

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