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14 November 2012 08:22 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Amid DMK pitching for the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils, the ruling AIADMK government today stepped up welfare measures by announcing construction of 2,500 durable houses for them at various camps in Tamil Nadu.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who had announced several measures for them in the past, ordered construction of 2,500 durable houses at the rate of Rs one lakh each and earmarked Rs 25 crore for the purpose.

The houses would come up in camps at 14 districts of Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari, Karur, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Madurai, Pudukkottai, Salem, Sivagangai, Thiruvallur, Tirunelveli, Thiruvanamalai and Villupuram.

"This decision of the  government will help the Sri Lankan Tamils who live in camps to lead a new life", an official release said.

Jayalalithaa had earlier announced a slew of welfare measures for them, including scholarship for students pursuing higher education, financial assistance for self-help groups in camps, and extension of Chief Mi nister's comprehensive insurance scheme to the refugees.

The Chief Minister had already earmarked Rs 25 crore for improving basic facilities like drinking water facilities in the camps, repairing houses, laying roads, construction of toilets, community halls, libraries, ration shops, kitchens and street-lights. (PTI)

  Comments - 13

  • Ranil Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:34 AM

    This proves that there are unsettled peoples in TN and they are in poor condition. So, Jeyalalitha, without barking over Sri Lanka, please discharge your duties.

    minnaabdul Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:38 AM

    e must receive as much as we can let our nation beniit

    Mahinda Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:44 AM

    Once again fooling the Tamils by Jayalalitha. She took 3 years built the first house. This is another eye washer and a financial scam to cheat the Rs 25 crore to her own benefit.

    Abdul Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:47 AM

    Good move! but u should build houses for the homeless people in tamil nadu 1st. there are so many beggars and homeless people in tamil nadu.

    ROSHAN Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:51 AM

    Great News,Thanks CM

    Dilip Wednesday, 14 November 2012 09:02 AM

    I think She is going to be the Next PM of India.

    Esala Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:07 AM

    Build toilet first. Many TN people doesn't have toilets.

    bandara Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:21 AM

    but still build houses for SL refugees who have lost everything back home and are unable to go back

    Ravi Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:22 AM

    we waiting for you to be the next PM of India then you can full fill yours and our wishes.

    mamath Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:09 AM

    ..and ensure regular supply of lentils (parippu)

    ANTON Wednesday, 14 November 2012 04:30 PM

    Any idea how much she is getting from this.

    Jesus Wednesday, 14 November 2012 05:21 PM

    People this is not news , we are wasting our time talking about the watu demala's....and the forsaken Jaffna demala's

    Thevy Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:13 AM

    Exactly.All politics.

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