State govt seeks Rs 38,451 crores from Centre for flood relief

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State govt seeks Rs 38,451 crores from Centre for flood relief

State govt seeks Rs 38,451 crores from Centre for flood relief

Bhavana S   ¦    Sep 12, 2019 03:02:25 PM (IST)

State govt seeks Rs 38,451 crores from Centre for flood relief-1Bengaluru: The state government has sent a proposal seeking Rs 38,451 crores as flood relief to the Central Government.

According to sources in the state revenue department, the loss/damages incurred in the recent rains, floods and landslides have been calculated based on the NDRF guidelines and a detailed report has been sent to the Central Government seeking the rebuilding of the affected areas.

"The Central Government has sought a few clarifications. These have been submitted," added the sources.

The sources also said that 26 relief centres are still operational across the state. "Over 2,47,628 houses were damaged in the natural calamity. Over 17 lakh agricultural and horticultural lands have been affected by floods and the rain. As much as 21,1818 kilometres of roads have been damaged. These are the major losses," sources in the revenue department explained.

According to the authorities, even though the flood and rain have resulted in widespread damages, the Central Government has not yet released any interim relief. "Now the only option is to put pressure on the Center through an all-party delegation. But, so far, the state government has not agreed to such a proposal," explained a Congress leader.