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18 lakh houses being built under PM Awas Yojana

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Priority for housing in low-lying areas: CM

HUBBALLI:

About 18 lakh houses are being built under the PM Awas Yojana in the state. Priority would be given to building houses for those living in low-lying areas, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

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Speaking to media persons at Hubballi airport Bommai said, houses are being built under various schemes. Allotment of 18 lakh houses was stalled due to technical mistakes during the previous government. Now it is being rectified and uploaded.

Ministers reviewing relief works

Most of the ministers have visited the flood-affected areas. Reports have been received from Bidar, Belagavi, and Raichur districts. Necessary orders have been issued. Officials have been instructed to shift the people living along the river banks to safer places in case of water release from the reservoirs. An immediate compensation of Rs10,000 is being paid in case of house collapses. A compensation of Rs5 lakh, Rs3 lakh and Rs50,000 is being paid depending on the extent of damage to the houses. Restoration of infrastructures like roads, bridges and power lines is being undertaken with a grant of Rs500 cr, Bommai said.

Responding to reports of payment of just Rs5000 as compensation in some places in Northern Karnataka, Bommai said, it would be rectified. Orders have already been issued in this regard.

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