Bengaluru: The Monsoon this year has caused damage to the tune of Rs. 3,600 Crore to the crops, houses and infrastructure in the State, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Monday September 19.
He said the State would claim Rs 1,645 Crore from the Centre under the National Disaster Relief Fund.
More than 10.06 lakh hectare of agricultural land and 42,048 houses were damaged in the flood. We had earlier estimated that the crop loss has occurred in 5.8 lakh hectares but according to a broader estimate now, the loss happened in 10.06 lakh hectares till Sunday, Bommai stated in the Assemby while participating in the discussion on the floods this year and the measures taken by the Government.
He added that till Sunday September 28, compensation to the tune of Rs 377.44 Crore was deposited into the bank accounts of 3.26 lakh farmers through direct benefit transfer.