Sikligar Housing Project in Karnataka and Rajasthan
Most of the families did not own land on which they had built their Jhuggies. Instead of constructing houses, Nishkam started depositing down-payments ranging between Rs.5000/- and Rs. 10,000/- on behalf of these families to get them Government-built houses.
The Sikligar Housing Project was initiated with the construction of 23 houses in Bangalore between 2001 and 2003; and 25 bastis in and around 15 towns of Karnataka.
The housing project in Udaipur was started based on an article titled “Guru Nanak’s neglected and extremely poor Sikligar Sikhs in Rajasthan”, written by S. Pritam Singh Matwani of Moga.
Nishkam has been working with All India Sikh Welfare Society, Udaipur and has constructed 33 Pucca Houses for the Skiligar families as they owned the land.