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One lakh housing units for paramilitary, says Chidambaram

The government will build one lakh houses for paramilitary force personnel who are deployed in harsh conditions across the country, Home Minister P Chidambaram said. Pointing at the fact that police personnel across the country are living in conditions which can be described as "dehumanising", he insisted that there was a need to give respect to policemen who are working in such conditions.

delhi Updated: Jan 06, 2010 00:47 IST

The government will build one lakh houses for paramilitary force personnel who are deployed in harsh conditions across the country, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said.

"One of the most ambitious projects that we will be undertaking is construction of one lakh housing units for paramilitary forces in next few years," the Home Minister said while receiving a cheque of Rs 2.5 crore from 'Idea Cellular' for the cause of protective gear for police.

The Home Minister said police personnel across the country are living in conditions which can be described as "dehumanising", and there was a need to give respect to policemen who are working in such conditions.

On the first anniversary of the audacious 26/11 terror attacks, Aditya Birla Group's Idea Cellular had launched a campaign in which the revenue generated from every call made between 8.36 pm to 9.36 pm would be given to the cause of protective gear for policemen.

The company generated Rs 1.25 crore from the calls, which was doubled by the company and presented to the Home Minister for the Prime Minister's National Defence Fund.