Belagavi: The Union
has released Rs 1,200 crore to the state for
relief recently. While the ruling BJP is expressing happiness about the development, opposition parties are saying the amount is very low.
Amid this, the district administration has shocked the state government by estimating the
caused by floods at Rs 11,193.03 crore.
So far, the state has released Rs 867 crores to the district and officials are waiting for the remaining amount. Considering the amount of funds released by the centre, the public representatives of the district have lost any hope of getting funds that will match the incurred losses.
forms the major chunk of the estimated losses at Rs 3,229.08 crore. Crops in 2,21,428 hectares were affected by floods in the district.
Second in the list is damaged houses at Rs 2,996.58 crores. As many as 69,381 houses were damaged and the state government is yet to release funds to families who lost their houses. The state is heavily depending on the centreâs funds for this purpose.
Loss of private properties (excluding houses) is third on the list at Rs 2,808.54 crore. It includes loss to business establishments, shops and industries.
The loss of public properties has been estimated at Rs 2,149.54 crores. This includes
of 6,755 km roads, 939 bridges, 1,146 drinking water projects, 406 major and minor irrigation projects, 24,798 km electricity lines, 3,367 government schools and anganwadis, 62 primary health centres and 590 lakes.
Compensation wonât match
When asked DCS B Bommanahalli said the loss was estimated based on ground reports but the compensation wouldnât be the same. Compensation will be given based on the guidelines of the national disaster response fund (NDRF) of the central government, he added.
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