NSS cadres to do their bit


The Government has decided to rope in cadres of the National Service Scheme (NSS) to help rebuild those areas which are badly affected in the recent deluge. Speaking to mediapersons on Wednesday, Minister for Sports and Youth Services Goolihatti Shekhar said, the magnitude of the flood has made the State government open 20 special NSS camps in the worst-affected areas, each camp comprises 100 students.

These camps will start working from October 20, and will serve the respective areas for seven days. The Government has released an amount of Rs 8.4 lakh for these camps.
The NSS volunteers will build roads, clear the debris, counsel the flood-affected people and give first aid. All the Universities and other educational institutions have been asked to get their NSS volunteers ready for these camps. The Gulbarga University has decided to set up five camps - two in Raichur and one each in Gulbarga, Bellary and Koppal districts.
The Karnataka University will establish two camps each in Bagalkot and Bijapur districts, and one in Gadag district. The DSERT has roped in all its DEd students.

The Kuvempu University will work in two taluks of Davangere - Jagalur and Harappanahalli. In these two districts, nearly 3,000 sheep died of mysterious disease after the flood receded, said sources.

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