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The Infosys Technologies on Wednesday announced the delivery of 279 houses built by the company as part of its North Karnataka Flood Relief Programme initiated in 2009 under the Aasare scheme of the government of Karnataka. This is in addition to the 1,744 houses delivered in Gulbarga district last month.
The houses were handed over at Chintamana Doddi, Raichur district and Tinthini in Yadgir district. The company has built and delivered 1,249 houses in Gulbarga district, 229 in Raichur district, 425 in Dharwad district, 70 in Belgaum district and 50 in Yadgir district so far. Additional 239 houses in Yadgir are still under various stages of construction and are expected to be delivered this month. Srinath Batni, trustee of Infosys Foundation, and Swami Raghaveshananda Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Belgaum, which partnered in the construction, delivered the 229 houses built in two villages to chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. Speaking at the event, Batni said, "Infosys is very happy to be of help in mitigating the hardship of the beneficiaries due to the unprecedented floods. We hope this gesture will help the beneficiaries to resume their normal life faster as well benefit from the model layout and houses that have been provided." The other event was held at Tinthini in Yadgir district where 50 houses built at Goudur village were delivered. Vasudevrao M Deshpande, programme manager for the North Karnataka Flood Relief Programme and Bheemreddy Bhaireddy from Sri Kottala Basaveshwara Bharateeya Shikshana Samithi, Sedam delivered the houses to Yadgir district in-charge minister Mamtaz Ali Khan.
Courtesy: Dna India
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