BSY expects Rs 3,000 cr donation from public

 Chief Minister Yeddyurappa on Wednesday directed all his Cabinet colleagues and MPs to take up padayatras in district headquarters.

Yeddyurappa told reporters that he hopes to mobilise Rs 3,000 crore through public contribution. The contribution would go to build three lakh houses.
He said, Rs 500 crore had already been collected during the last two days, including Rs 300 crore collected on Wednesday.

However, the CMO officials clarified that most of the amount stated were only commitments made by various corporate and social organisations to adopt villages or rebuild houses. A permanent housing scheme will be formulated within an year through the funds mobilised.
Measures will be taken to relocate villages which are repeatedly affected by flood. He reiterated his appeal to the Prime Minister to declare the flood havoc as a national calamity.

PM’s aerial survey tomorrow

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will conduct an aerial survey of flood-affected regions of Karnataka and Hyderabad on October 9.  He will halt at Raichur for a brief period on the same day. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will submit a memorandum on the State’s requirement for flood relief work to the Prime Minister.
The CM is likely to leave for Hyderabad on Thursday afternoon and meet the PM, who will be arriving there at the same time, the CMO sources said.  The PM, it is said, may spend a day in Hyderabad on Thursday and hold discussions with the AP CM. And, on Friday he will conduct an aerial survey of the rain-hit areas in AP.

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