Home CATEGORIES Agriculture & Rural Development Salman Khan and Elan Foundation are reconstructing houses in flood-hit Kolhapur
Bollywood star Salman Khan has joined hands with the Government of Maharashtra and Elan Foundation (philanthropic arm of commercial realty developer Elan Group) to rebuild homes destroyed by the floods in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
The 2019 floods affected 223 villages in Kolhapur and displaced around 28,897 people in the district. In February 2020, Elan Group announced the adoption of flood-affected Khidrapur village in Kolhapur. The construction of 70 houses has taken off at Khidrapur village, Kolhapur district at Maharashtra. The project is being funded by the government of Maharashtra to the tune of INR 95,000 per house whereas the rest of the expenses would be borne by Salman Khan and Elan Foundation.
At least 70 houses spanning across 250 square feet each would be given to victims whose houses were ravaged by the flood last year. Situated in the Kolhapur district, Khidrapur is famous for the Kopeshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Rajendra Patil Yadravkar, Minister of State, tweeted that the work on 70 affected houses has finally begun. He had applauded the initiative and assured of full government support. The initiative was also commended by Salman Khan in an Instagram post.
The sarpanch of the village, Haider Khan Mokashi stated that the villagers are extremely happy with this development. They said that they are proud of the Elan Foundation and actor Salman Khan for helping this tiny hamlet.
“Shelter is the basic necessity and we empathize with those who lost their lives and homes due to floods. Elan Foundation is committed to augmenting the rehabilitation efforts in an endeavour to give a fresh start to flood-affected victims,” said Ravish Kapoor, MD, Elan Group.
Elan Foundation is a philanthropic arm of Elan Group, a Gurugram-based commercial realty developer. It has also aided the humanitarian relief efforts during the COVID-19 lockdown by distributing ration, masks and sanitizers free of cost to construction workers along with distribution of relief material to people in various parts of Bihar.
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