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Rs 1,000 crore released for housing schemes: Minister V Somanna

71st Republic Day celebrated at Bannimantap Parade Grounds in Mysuru

Mysuru, January 27:- “The central government has released an interim compensation of Rs 1,200 crore for flood-affected areas in the state. The state government has sanctioned Rs 6,450 crore. Compensation of Rs 16,800 per kushki hectare, Rs 23,500 per hectare of irrigation land and Rs 28,000 per hectare of commercial crops have been provided,” said District in-charge Minister V Somanna.

He was speaking after receiving the ‘guard of honour’ during 71st Republic Day event held at Bannimantap Parade Grounds in the city on Sunday.

“The government has provided Rs 10,000 as immediate compensation for the families affected by the floods. Compensation of Rs 5 lakh has been given to the families of the deceased. Rs 16,000 – 30,000 have been provided to the owners of dead cattle,” he said.

“The central government had released Rs 1,000 crore for housing schemes. Rs 350 crore has been sanctioned for 92,267 houses out of 97,920. The central government is giving an annual Rs 6,000 under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman scheme. The state government is giving an additional Rs 4,000 which is being credited to the accounts of the farmers,” he added.

“Rs 1,500 crore was released for works to be undertaken at flood-affected areas. Among 178 roads and bridges which had lost connection, 142 have been restored. the eight-track road between Mysuru and Bengaluru is under progress. Air connectivity has been provided to cities like Chennai, Goa, Belagavi and other cities from Mysuru. The role of ASHA volunteers is important in reaching healthcare services to every household. Their honorarium has also been increased,” he said.

“Avishkar Pradhikara has been started to develop Information Technology sector. Karnataka is identified in the global map of technology. Bengaluru is known as the national capital of startups as the city has more than 7,000 startup companies. Rs 30,445 crore has been provided for the development of SC/ST communities under SCP and TSP. 1,29,305 beneficiaries are granted treatment under Ayushman Bharat and Arogya Karnataka scheme. More than Rs 197 crore has been provided for it. Loans up to Rs 50,000 of the fishermen have been waived off. Loans up to Rs 1 lakh of weavers have also been waived off,” he added.

“HD Kote, Periyapattana, Hunsur, T Narasipura, Nanjangud taluks of the district were affected by the floods. Six people lost their lives. Compensation has been provided to their families through tahsildar. Due to excessive rains, crops at 4562.8-hectare land were affected. 4,769 houses were damaged in the floods. Rs 31.11 crore under Rajiv Gandhi housing scheme released for the reconstruction of those houses. The central government has started Mahatma Gandhi Nagara Vikas scheme to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The state government has released Rs 150 crore for Mysuru,” he added.

“Bio-mining technology for proper waste management will be implemented in Mysuru. I thank MLAs SA Ramadass, GT Devegowda, L Nagendra, Tanveer Sait, MP Pratap Simha, corporators for their cooperation. Illegal shops at Chamundi Hills have been removed and new shops at the shopping complex have been distributed. The city has participated in Swachh Bharat initiative this time as well,” the minister said.

“The Constitution of India drafted by Dr B R Ambedkar was accepted on November 26, 1949 and India became a sovereign republic on January 26, 1950. Our government has undertaken a lot of development works under the frameworks of the Constitution led by the Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in the past 6 months,” he added.

MLA L Nagendra, MLC Marithibbegowda, Mayor Tasneem Bano, Deputy Mayor C Sridhar, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, Additional DC B R Poornima, Commissioner of Police K T Balakrishna and others were present. (MR/KS)

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