Infosys delivers 279 houses in flood-hit region
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
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
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