Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project announces Rs. 25 crores for flood relief fund

MLA Harish Poonja was handed over an amount of Rs. 50 lakhs for Belthangady taluk flood relief

Dr. D Veerendra Heggade has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 25 crores for the Chief Minister’s flood relief fund in Karnataka, in order to extend a helping hand in the flood relief operations around the state. Also, a sum of Rs. 50 lakhs was donated to ‘Kaalaji’, a Belthangady taluk fund operating to reinstate the flood damaged areas in the vicinity. As per the survey conducted by SKDRDP officials, 20,827 homes have been damaged owing to floods in Karnataka. Also, 28,288 families have lost their agricultural lands to flood and 22,711 families have lost all material means of survival

Rs. 2 crores for establishment of Western Ghats study centre –

More than 500 cases of landslides within the Western Ghats have been the cause for vulnerable lives. Western Ghats have been witnessing a lot of natural damage, and the bio-diverse area is slowly deteriorating with regard to diversity and area.

In view of these, a national research and study centre enabling the study of Western Ghats and efforts for their sustainability will be established with a financial assistance of Rs. 2 crores. Dr. D Veerendra Heggade has announced that the study centre will be functional within a span of two years, and all findings and initiatives taken there shall be reported to the government.

Establishment of disaster prevention platform – 

A disaster management platform will be established in every taluk of Karnataka, consisting 100 members each. These members will be selected from SKDRDP, Jana-jagruti platform, Pragati-bandhu platform and various self-help groups of Dharmasthala.