Karnataka will request special grants from the Centre in order to deal with the torrential rain devastating Bengaluru.
Story so far: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai stated that his government is seeking special grants from the Union government to aid the damages caused by the rains in the city. He stated that the Inter-Ministerial Central Team had submitted details of the damages caused during three stages of rainfall.
- Revenue Minister R Ashoka has estimated that the losses since June cost roughly ₹7,647 crores.
- The proposal sent to the Centre will seek relief of ₹1,012 crores as per the National Disaster Response Fund norms.
Need for special grants: Apart from restoring commercial establishments, the grants will be used to compensate fisherfolk who lost their boats. Losses caused by landslides will also require a special grant. The CM also stated that ₹500 crores had been released twice to restore damaged infrastructure.