Over 3,000 housing units are set up now in hill country - Digambaram | Daily News


Over 3,000 housing units are set up now in hill country - Digambaram

Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure & Community Development Minister U. Palani Digambaram yesterday said the hill country is rapidly developing with the utmost support of the government and all the promise were met before the elections.

“No previous government has supported the development of the hill country people. Over 8,000 houses were constructed and another 3,000 are under construction now. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his support to construct another10,000 houses and the work on them will commence in October,” he said.

He said the World Bank has granted a massive loan to provide clean drinking water.

“We do not favour anyone; everybody in the hill country is important. Irrespective of who they vote for, we provide them with the facilities we promised them. The government has helped me in many ways to assist the people. The previous government didn’t do anything to develop the upcountry,” he said.

Digambaram said the decision to increase the wage of the plantation workers from Rs 25 to Rs 50 will be presented to the Cabinet soon.

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