March 4, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Damage to houses in 2019; compensation for 7600 left out houses too

Belagavi. Dec 21.The state government has initiated measures to provide compensation for houses damaged, but details of which were not uploaded in the compensation software App, during the floods of 2019-20. Compensation would be paid for owners of 7600 such houses too, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said in his reply to the debate on flood havoc in the Legislative Assembly.
Belagavi had suffered heavily during the 2019 floods. Deadline was extended thrice to upload the details on houses destroyed or damaged. Details of damage to over 7700 houses were not uploaded in the App. However after studying the ground reality compensation has been released for 7600 eligible families, Bommai said.
No such hitch was reported in 2020-21. For the year 2021-22 Deputy Commissioners have been vested with powers to grant compensation based on reports of Tahsildars, Bommai said.
Of the 36,698 houses completely destroyed, construction of 18,589 houses have been completed, 7000 houses almost completed. Construction of 3130 houses is yet to be taken up due to legal and administrative hurdles, the Chief Minister said.

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