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Karnataka to release Rs 45 cr to provide drinking water

Karnataka Government decided to release an additional Rs 45 crore to provide drinking water in the drought-hit areas of the state, Minister of State for Revenue Mallikarjun Nagappa said today.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2003 11:07 IST

Karnataka Government on Tuesday decided to release an additional Rs 45 crore to provide drinking water in the drought-hit areas of the state, Minister of State for Revenue Mallikarjun Nagappa said.

Speaking to reporters here, he said Rs 20 crore would be released under the Calamity Relief Fund and Rs 25 crore through the Rural Development and Panchayatraj Department.

He said the state officials would also hold negotiations with their counterparts in Haryana and Punjab to buy fodder.

Nagappa said the state Government had lifted 6.65 lakh tonnes of foodgrains supplied by the Centre for food for work programme and added that 5.35 lakh tonnes had already been distributed.

First Published: Jun 11, 2003 11:01 IST