Jaya announces housing for Lankan Tamil Refugees
At a time when the Sri Lankan Tamil issue has drawn global attention, including the UN, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today pitched in for their welfare by announcing construction of 2,500 strong and durable houses for them at a cost of Rs 25 crore.
An official release here said the Chief Minister had already extended various sops to the Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees housed in various camps in the State.
As part of extending yet another welfare measure, Ms Jayalalithaa announced construction of 2,500 strong and durable houses at a cost of Rs one lakh each for the benefit of refugees housed in 21 camps spread over 14 districts in the State.
The 21 refugee camps were situated in Coimbatore, Dindugul, Kanniyakumari, Karur, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Madurai, Pudukottai, Salem, Sivaganga, Tiruvallur, Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai and Villuppuram districts.