Yeddyurappa promises to relocate flood-affected villagers

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has said that all villages that were marooned in the recent floods in Karnataka would be relocated to safer places.

Talking to reporters in Bengaluru on Sunday, Yeddyurappa said: “We are going to acquire about 5,000 acres of land for relocating the villages. We may require around 300 crores for the formation of sites and road and other purposes. For 1 lakh houses we require 1,000 crores. We have already collected about 700 crores. We require another 300 crores for the construction of houses in the area. So we have promised the people of Karnataka that within a year, we will shift all the flood-affected villages to a safe place.”

http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/oct/12/karnataka-cm-promises-relocating-flood-affected-people.htm