Foundation stone laid for 100 tsunami-relief houses

10 September 2006 — Bamboo Flat, South Andaman, Andaman Islands

The Ashram laid the first foundation stone for the 100 tsunami-relief houses it has committed to build in Bamboo Flat, South Andaman.

Sri Dharam Pal IAS, the Commissioner-cum-Secretary for Relief & Rehabilitation in Nicobar-Andaman, laid the stone as part of a brief function.

It is estimated that the 100 structures will be completed within one year’s time, at a cost of nearly Rs. 6.5 lakhs per house (14,100 USD).

The MOU between the Ashram and the Andaman-Nicobar authorities was signed in for the project was signed in April.