“Sam Sam Gramam” and “Sakath Gramam” at Meerakarni, Eravur in Batticaloa district is the 86th and 87th model villages vested in the public under the New Village Reawakening Programme. These villages were inaugurated by Hon.Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Construction on 28.06.2018.
The construction activities of “Sam Sam Gramam” and “Sakath Gramam” villages consisted of 21 and 22 new housing units were begun on 19th of May 2016 and 04th of June 2016 respectively. The National Housing Development Authority has given housing loans at low interest to the beneficiaries to construct houses in these villages and they are also villages constructed under the Community Participatory Housing Development Programme.
The total extents of “Sam Sam Gramam” and “Sakath Gramam” are 05 and 1.5 acres respectively. Every housing unit in these villages has an area of 9 to 15 perches in extent. They have been provided with clean water, electricity, formally constructed access and an internal road system.
In the ceremony of entrusting the “Sam Sam Gramam” and “Sakath Gramam” model villages to the public, following benefits were facilitated to the people
- Spectacles were given to individuals with visual impairments in the area.