Mr. Jagadish Shettar, Hon. Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and district in-charge, formally inaugurated the houses at the relocation site, 1.5 km from the village and symbolically handed over the keys to a few beneficiaries. Addressing the gathering, Mr. Shettar said that of the 1,816 Aasare houses planned in the district, 1,680 had been constructed. The remaining houses would be ready soon.
Furthermore, in four districts of Karnataka, houses are constructed in flood areas, namely Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri and Uttara Kannada districts 160 villages were selected for offering support to construction of houses, 1,261 houses were selected for repairs and 1,448 houses were selected for reconstruction. Some parties could not comply with the requirements and therefore these houses could not be taken up for repair and reconstruction. Ultimately 836 houses were repaired and 2,036 houses were reconstructed. The total project cost was Rs. 19.14 crores, shared between SKDRDP (Rs. 16.85 crores) and beneficiaries (Rs. 2.29 crores). The houses are since handed over to the beneficiaries from the government.