POSCO shifts "No Roof Campaign" to Delhi

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (UNI) The South Korean steel Major POSCO has decided to shift its programme to build houses for poor from Jagatsinghpur in Orissa to New Delhi.

POSCO sources said the company in association with Habitat for Humanity, India was to build 70 houses for the poor at Jagatsinghpur at an initial investment of Rs 40,00,000 but shifted to new Delhi after Habitat for Humanity expressed its concern over the law and order situation prevailed in Jagatsinghpur.

The houses would be now built in New Delhi in January 2008 'under the 'No Roof Campaign - POSCO Youth Build' programme.

As per the programme, 100 students from various universities in South Korea and India would work as volunteers for a period of ten days, commencing from January 22.

The volunteers would build houses for the poor on their land by contributing voluntary labour and using Habitat's fund.

Last year POSCO participated as a silver level sponsor and lent volunteer support in the Habitat for Humanity's India BUILDS Campaign under Jimmy Carter Work Project - 2006 at Lonavala, Maharastra.

UNI

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