India to rebuild houses for Tamil civilians
New Delhi: As part of its efforts to rebuild war-torn northern region of Sri Lanka, India will undertake
reconstruction and repair of 49,000 houses for Tamil civilians displaced due to the decades-old conflict at a cost of Rs 1300 crore.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here today in line with a promise made by him to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the latter`s visit here in June, 2010.
Under the project, 38,000 houses under the owner-drive model for Internally-displaced Persons (IDPs) will be reconstructed, 5000 houses will be repaired and 6000 houses
will be constructed for vulnerable sections of IDPs in the northern and eastern provinces and for IOTs in central and Uva Provinces.
"A total expenditure of Rs 1319 crore will be incurred on this. The project will benefit 49,000 internally displaced persons and Indian Origin Tamils in Sri Lanka," an official
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Rajinikanth's 'Kabali' releases early morning at 6 am in Mumbai!
- Jharkhand: Zee Media honors ten environmentalists with Green Warrior Award
- DNA: Why nationalist reporting trigger protest in Gurez valley?
- DNA: Why nationalist reporting trigger protest in Gurez valley? - Part II
- DNA: Why nationalist reporting trigger protest in Gurez valley? - Part III
- Bahrain busts weapons depot, five men arrested for planning bombings
- Olympics 2016: Ban Russians from all Rio sports - US anti-doping boss
- Facebook's solar-powered internet plane Aquila takes maiden flight!- Watch
- Flood warning issued in areas near Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu
- AAP has become shelter of comedians not having ideology, says BJP