Foundation for 100 new houses was laid under the Indian Housing Project in Hellebodde Estate in Pusselawa at a simple ceremony held recently.
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.
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 Sandhu in his remarks recalled the promise of additional 10,000 houses announced by Prime Minister of India NarandraModi 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.