A cabinet paper has been submitted to add a 50 rupee allowance for the daily wage of estate workers. During a media briefing in Colombo Minister Palani Digambaram said that the cabinet approval could be received next week. He pointed out the Prime Minister and the President have taken steps to honour the pledges given to the estate community. 8,133 houses have been vested with the estate workers. 14,000 houses are being built with the assistance of the Indian government. The government aims to vest with the estate workers 25,000 houses by 2020.
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