SHIMOGA: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that the Opposition parties had criticised the State Government for donating money for religious institutions, but the same institutions had now come forward to help the flood-affected people in north Karnataka.
He was speaking after inaugurating Bhavaikya Sammelana and Sharana Sahitya Sammelana organised at Sri Murugharajendra Mahasamsthan Math at Anandapuram in Sagar taluk on Monday evening.
He said that Suttur Math of Mysore and Adichunchanagiri Math had offered to construct 5,000 houses each at a cost of Rs. 50 crore.
Fillip Help offered by these maths and other religious institutions had given a fillip to the State Government’s initiative, he said. Mr. Yeddyurappa said that work on reconstruction of 350 villages that were affected by the floods was in full swing.
He said that the State Government had laid stress on development of housing, health and education sectors for the betterment of all sections of society.