Flood-hit get new houses under corporate-NGO tie-up

July 11, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:31 am IST - CHENNAI:

All doors were closed for residents like Karpagam Thiyagarajan of Keezh Padappai village on Vandalur-Walajabad Road when the December floods ravaged all the belongings of the five-member family.

Her thatched house was destroyed in the downpour and she had no other means to feed, shelter and educate her three children.

Now, her family has a proper house.

Another resident from KK Nagar of the same village, Suseela Kuppan, said her house which was built two decades ago developed cracks at many places and the roof was beyond repair but now it was being readied for occupation once again.

Mphasis Limited tied up with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) India, an NGO, to construct 25 new houses and 50 sanitation units for 2015 flood-affected families in Thulasingapuram, St. Thomas Mount.

At a ceremony, Gokul Santhanam, senior vice-president and HR head, Mphasis Limited, said the project will provide rehabilitation to the victims of the 2015 floods.

Actor Ramesh Khanna, who participated in the ground-breaking ceremony, said he was glad that organisations such as Mphasis and HFH India were contributing to the community by involving in flood relief activities.

Director, Disaster Response, HFH India, V. Samuel Peter told The Hindu that by tying up with corporates they were engaged in constructing a new group of houses and repair and reconstruction of houses in Padappai, Vaipur and Mannivakkam in Kancheepuram district.

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