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People of Karnataka donate generously to help flood victims

The recent rains and floods in Karnataka have killed over 200 people, damaged around 300,000 houses, destroyed crops in 25 lakh hectares, washed away bridges and damaged over 10,000 km length of roads. The government has estimated the loss at around Rs. 20,000 crore and sought immediate central assistance of Rs. 10,000 crore.

The people of the state are responding generously to help those affected by this calamity. Within two days of the state government opening a special bank account for donations, a whopping Rs 500 crores have been deposited by the people.

Chief Minister BS Yediurappa too was overwhelmed by the response of people who jostled to hand over foodgrains, blankets sarees and cash when he went through Bangalore's commercial hub to seek their help. He has appealed to corporates to adopt villages to rebuild them, apart from contributing funds.

5 comments:

BK Chowla said...

Adopting villages by the corporates makes sense.But,I have lost faith in any Govt with the funds for relief.

Smitha said...

Adopting villages by corporates would certainly ensure that the benefit reaches everyone - or atleast we would like o hope so..

Vinod_Sharma said...

Mr. Chowla, everyone has lost faith in govts. It is amazing that despite that ordinary people have donated so much of money.

Smitha, yes, adoption of villages is a better option than leaving everything to the govt.

Happy Kitten said...

money is donated to these causes knowing well that it may not reach the deserving.. yet even if it trickles, it would be a relief... but wish there was a system in place where such amount and its dealings are made transparent so that this money is made useful...

corporate world can do much.. as long as they can take their minds off from profits

u must have also read the recent news about a doctor in Chennai who took the money meant for the Tsunami victims..
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Lady-doc-held-for-swindling-Rs-75cr-tsunami-aid-fund/articleshow/5113896.cms

Vinod_Sharma said...

That is the problem. The only system in place seems to the one which 'filters' most money out.

Yes I read about the Chennai doc. Sad.

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