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Indian housing project extends to Hellebodde Estate

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Under the Indian Housing Project to construct 4,000 in the Central and Uva Provinces, 100 new houses will be constructed in the Hellebodde Estate in Pusselawa in Sri Lanka’s hill country.

In a special ceremony held recently at Hellebodde Estate, High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu along with Minister for Hill country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Palani Digambaram, and State Minister for Education V. S. Radhakrishnan, laid foundation stone for 100 new houses.

Members of Parliament and Central Provincial Council, senior Government officials as well as officials from Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT), Plantation and Estate Management participated in the ceremony. More than 500 people from the Hellebodde Estate attended the function.

High Commissioner in his remarks recalled the promise of additional 10,000 houses announced by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi during his visit to the Hill country on 12 May 2017 and reiterated Government of India’s continued commitment to the wellbeing and development of the plantation areas.

Both the Ministers in their remarks, thanked the Government of India for the support and the various development projects implemented by the Government of India in the Plantation areas, especially the Housing Project.

Government of India has committed a total of 14,000 houses in the Plantation areas. Habitat for Humanity, Sri Lanka is the implementing agency for the houses being constructed at Hellebodde Estate.

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