QBengaluru: Rs 1,500 Cr Released for Flood Relief; Fire in MG Road

QBengaluru: Rs 1,500 Cr Released for Flood Relief; Fire in MG Road

The Quint
Flood-affected people take shelter at a safe place in Sampali near Chikmagalur, Karnataka on 11 August 2019.

1. Rs 1,500 Crore Released for Flood Relief

Under pressure to do more in flood-hit areas since the Centre is yet to release funds, the Cabinet on Wednesday decided to release Rs 1,000 crore to start construction of new houses and help those whose houses need repair.

"We have promised Rs 5 lakh to build new houses. For this purpose, we have decided to release Rs 1,000 crore to the deputy commissioners," Law Minister JC Madhuswamy said, briefing reporters.

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