Rs 37 cr to build houses for flood-affected

Last Updated: Sun, Jun 17, 2012 19:43 hrs

The houses under ‘Asare’, a project for construction of houses for flood-affected in North Karnataka, promised by various religious institutions and corporate houses that have remained incomplete will now be completed by the state government. The government has earmarked Rs 37 crore for the purpose.

Housing minister V Somanna, speaking at a function to hand over houses constructed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Charitable Trust to the flood-affected families at Dongarampur village in Raichur taluk on Sunday, said 3,300 houses which were supposed to be built by religious and charitable institutions have remained incomplete due to various reasons. The government will take up the construction and keep the houses ready for distribution to the beneficiaries, he said.

Somanna said he had spoken to the chief minister about this and the latter had agreed to provide the necessary funds.

Nearly, 1,700 houses under the ‘Asare’ scheme the construction of which has remained incomplete will be taken up at a cost of Rs 17 crore in Raichur, Bagalkot and Bijapur districts, he informed.

In Raichur district the government had proposed to construct 12,475 houses of which 10,364 are ready. The remaining would be ready in another five months, the minister said.

In a bid to avoid irregularities and corruption in housing schemes the government has introduced the GPS system, he added.

The minister handed over 425 houses to the families of Dongarampur, Agrahara, Atkur and other villages which were affected by flash floods in River Krishna. Brahmachari Amruta Geetananda Puri, Raichur rural MLA Raja Rayappa Nayaka and other elected representatives from the district were present.

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