Private sector chips in with housing

The private sector pitched in on Thursday with some succour for the flood-affected victims of North Karnataka. Of the Karnataka
government’s target of 1 lakh houses, industrialists have said they will build 69,250 houses. Donor industrialists confirmed their commitment to build 50,000 houses at a total cost of Rs 500 crore, during a meeting chaired by CM B S Yeddyurappa. “Some of them have not come today, but have given their word,’’ he said.

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