“Sam Sam Gramam” and “Sakath Gramam” Declared open to Public

“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

  • Housing titles were given to 21 and 22 recipient families in “Sam Sam Gramam” and “Sakath Gramam” villages separately.
  • Scattered housing loan cheques worth Rs.7 Million were granted to 70 low income families in the area.
  • “Sonduru Piyasa” housing loans amounted to Rs.5Mn were given to 25 beneficiaries.
  • Occupational tool kits, uniforms and subjects related text books amounted to Rs.2.5Mn were supplied to 50 trainees selected for the construction industry training under the “Shilpa Saviya” Programme.
  • Housing loans and aids amounted to Rs.8.5Mn were given to 170 low income families in the area.
    • Spectacles were given to individuals with visual impairments in the area.


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