Karnataka to construct 2,00,000 homes for flood affected

     Karnataka Chief Minister B.Y.Yeddyurappa on Monday announced that his government would construct over 2,00,000 houses for flood affected people. Yeddyurappa said the project would be taken up through a public private partnership (PPP) scheme. He also informed about plans to raise funds for the project through a padayatra in Bangalore on Wednesday. Yeddyurappa also hinted at plans to permanently shift some of the villages in Krishna and Kaveri basin. Torrential rains over last one week have left over 200 people dead and rendered over 3,00,000 people homeless in the state alone. The floods have affected all 14 districts of state's northern region. The Karnataka Government has shifted its attention to rehabilitation work with the rains holding off over the last couple of days and water levels receding from the inundated areas. The state government has asked its employees not to go on leave for the next two months.

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