Itanagar: The Sulung (Puroik) community residing in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh at last got a reason to smile with Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh announcing to provide them roofs and hearths for survival.

“The 400 odd Sulung families, which earlier worked as bonded labourers for the Nyishis of the district and other areas, will be provided houses under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY),” the minister announced here today.