Bengaluru: The second Cabinet meeting of the BJP government headed by Mr B.S. Yediyurappa has ratified the earlier decision to release Rs 10,000 crore, including Rs 6,200 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) for flood relief activities.
Three major infrastructure projects in the CM's home district, Shivamogga also got the nod during the meeting. Earlier, a high level meeting had decided to release Rs 3,800 crore from the state treasury for flood relief and another Rs 6,200 crore from NDRF assistance. Sources said a senior officer from New Delhi held a meeting with state officials, where it was indicated that the Centre may extend assistance upto Rs 6,200 crore.
A decision in this regard is likely to be taken at the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday evening. In anticipation of NDRF assistance, the cabinet has given its consent for a Rs 10,000 crore flood relief plan.
The cabinet also approved the Shivamogga-Shikaripura-Ranebennur railway project with an estimated cost of Rs 956 crore. Besides, the mini-airport in Shivamogga would be developed at a cost of Rs 38 crore by KSIIDC. The Cabinet gave administrative approval for a proposal to fill 66 minor irrigation/ZP tanks using the water of Varada river at a cost of Rs 285 crore.
In a decision which will benefit BMP, it was decided to lease out 20 acres of land to M/s Satarem Enterprises Private Ltd., to set up a power generation plant from garbage at the garbage dumping yard in Kallahalli....