Chennai, Nov 2 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for houses constructed for the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who live in rehabilitation camps in the state.
Chief Minister launched the construction for 3510 houses at a cost of Rs 142.16 crore. He launched the first phase at Melmonavur rehabilitation camp at Vellore on Tuesday.
According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s office on Tuesday, 7469 houses would be built for 19046 Sri Lankan Tamil refugee families spread across 106 camps in Tamil Nadu. The estimated expenditure for the construction is around Rs 317 crore.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister also launched the development works at Melmonavur camp at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore for basic amenities like water supply, roads, and electricity.
Stalin also distributed various government welfare schemes for the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees. Chief Minister distributed skill development training admission certificates to three beneficiaries. Handloom garments, gas connection, and connection equipment, and silverware vessels were distributed by the Chief Minister in addition to the training admission certificate.
Chief Minister distributed cheques to 13 Self Help Groups (SHG) under the Community Investment Fund (CIF). Cheques were given to students to pursue high education.
The construction of the second phase of the buildings for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees will commence soon.
Tamil Nadu minister for Water resources, S. Duraimurugan, and other senior leaders was present during the stone laying foundation at Vellore on Monday.