Bangalore, August 13: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa yesterday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for each family, which lost its house due to landslides and floods in 17 of the 30 districts of the state.
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.
"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. "I hope the situation in the flood-ravaged districts will start improving in the next couple of days, as rain water recedes and their levels dip in villages and towns," said the Chief Minister after visiting Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts in the southern region." Said Yediyurappa.
With no let-up in moderate to heavy rainfall on Monday, as forecast by the weather office ahead, normal life remained disrupted in the coastal, central and northwest regions due to flooding and overflowing lakes and rivers, with schools and colleges shut, markets closed, and roads damaged.