Monday, December 27, 2010

Mr. C.S.Verma, Chairman, SAIL (2nd from right) dedicating the houses for people at Egoo, Leh. To his left is Mr.Tsering Angchok, DC, Leh and to his right are Mr. B.B.Singh, Director (Personnel), SAIL and Mr. J. Srivastava, CMD, HPL.

SAIL provides homes for cloud burst affected people at Egoo, Leh in J&K

Leh: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Chairman Mr C.S. Verma dedicated 12 houses, built at a cost of Rs. 47.5 lakhs to the cloud burst affected people  at Egoo, Leh in J&K yesterday.

Mr. Verma interacted with the people affected by the tragedy when he visited their houses and took keen interest in the welfare facilities provided to them. While speaking on the occasion Mr. Verma expressed happiness over the quality of these durable pre-fabricated homes and  complimented Hindustan Prefab Limited(HPL), a GOI enterprise for the excellent work carried out for utilization of funds provided by SAIL.

He also assured of all possible support in future also.  Mr. Verma was accompanied by Mr. Tsering Angchok, DC, Leh, Mr. B.B.Singh, Director (Personnel), SAIL and Mr. J. Srivastava, CMD, HPL. Mr. Tsering Angchok commended SAIL’s support at a crucial juncture and expressed gratitude for the same.

Mr. B.B.Singh remarked that the remains of the tragedy point to the devastation and SAIL is glad to contribute in mitigating the consequences. It may be mentioned here that Leh suffered immense loss in August 2010 when a cloud burst triggered torrential rains, flash floods and mudslide.

Mr. J.Srivastava threw light on the technical aspects of the houses built and how these are capable of withstanding seismic and wind effects. Being a responsible corporate citizen, SAIL undertook flood relief work in Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in 2007, and in Orissa, Uttar
Pradesh and Bihar in 2008. SAIL also helped Tsunami victims of coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Andaman & Nicobar in 2004, and earthquake victims of Jammu & Kashmir in 2005. SAIL has contributed towards human cause in the past also, such as to National Defence Fund for helping the families of victims of Kargil War in 1999 and to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for helping the flood affected people in Orissa in 2001.


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