NGO to build thousand houses in flood-hit areas


The south karnataka based NGO Shree Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) has come forward to construct one thousand houses in flood-affected districts of the State.
Dr L.H. Manjunath, Executive Director-SKDRDP, said that the thousand houses will be built at a cost of ten crore rupees. Asked about the location of the houses, he said the area will depend on the request from the Karnataka Government.
Further he said, Based on the reports from the ground-level workers of SKDRDP in the flood-affected areas, the President of SKDRDP, Dr D. Veerendra Heggade, has ordered for the release of ten crore rupees for the construction of thousand houses.
It may be mentioned here that the State Government has requested the heads of religious institutions, business and industry establishments and others to help take up relief measures in the flood-affected areas in many districts of Karnataka. The Government has sought their help to construct around two lakh houses in the flood-affected areas.
Dr Manjunath said that SKDRDP has also made arrangements for the distribution of 5 lakh rotis in flood affected areas.
The self-help group (SHG) members affiliated to the SKDRDP in Dharwad, Haveri and Gadag districts have come forward to prepare rotis for distribution in flood-affected areas. He said, “The first lot of two lakh rotis has already left for areas such as Raichur, Koppla and Navalgunda”.
Further he added, As the floods have damaged crops in many districts, the SKDRDP President is planning to disburse seeds for replanting in those areas.

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