Ministers of the ruling BJP government in Karnataka headed by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa have decided to contribute their one year’s salary for COVID relief work in the State.
“We the ministers in Karnataka have decided to donate one year of our salary for COVID relief work,” Minister for Revenue R Ashoka said here on Thursday.
Briefing reporters about B S Yediyurappa’s meeting with the district officials to review Covid management and enforcement of lockdown here, he said that 230 acres of land across the State have been reserved for cremation of Covid-19 and accordingly, the Deputy Commissioners have handed over land to the Tahsildars.
In Bengaluru, three crematoria had developed problems following which three more were planned at Mavallipura, Giddenahalli and Tavarekere on the city outskirts.
However, two of them at Giddenahalli and Tavarekere with a capacity to cremate 70 bodies have become operational while the one at Mavallipura with a capacity to burn 40 will start operations soon.