Kerala jewellery brand pledges Rs.20 crore for housing for all

Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 14 (IANS) Kalyan Jewellers, one of India’s leading jewellery brands, on Monday pledged its support for the central government’s “Housing for All” scheme by contributing Rs.20 crore.

T.S. Kalyanaraman, chairman and managing director of Kalyan Jewellers, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening and shared the company’s wish to support housing for the underprivileged.

Kalyan Jewellers will develop 1,000 houses in the initial phase and has earmarked Rs.20 crore for this.

Gujarat, Punjab, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are among the states identified for the initiative.

“It was a privilege to meet the prime minister, and make a humble commitment towards the government’s vision of ‘Housing for All’. We also briefly discussed some of the issues plaguing the jewellery industry and sought his early intervention in ensuring that the industry realises its true potential,” said Kalyanaraman.

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