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Help govt in providing low-cost homes for migrants: Pradhan to steel firms

Pradhan said the government has set a target of providing 100,000 such houses, but the industry should build many more steel-intensive, low-cost houses, which will be a model for others to emulate

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Pradhan further added that there is no shortage of good-quality steel products in the country, and giving priority to indigenously produced steel will help the industry become a preferred destination

Aditi Divekar Mumbai
The Minister of Steel & Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday has appealed to steel industry leaders to partner the central government in providing low-cost housing for migrant labourers. The Covid-19-induced nationwide lockdowns have highlighted the poor housing arrangement for migrant labourers in urban regions, he said.

He said the government has set a target of providing 100,000 such houses, but the industry should build many more steel-intensive, low-cost houses, which will be a model for others to emulate.

Speaking at a webinar organised by the Ministry of Steel in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry on

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 8:08 PM IST

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