PC declares open housing complex for tsunami hit villagers

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram declared open a housing complex of more than 1,400 independent houses constructed by Puducherry government for rehabilitation of tsunami-affected fishermen families.

Updated: Feb 06, 2011, 17:56 PM IST

Puducherry: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
today declared open a housing complex of more than 1,400
independent houses constructed by Puducherry government for
rehabilitation of tsunami-affected fishermen families.

The complex, built with the help of a Rs 82 crore Central
Government grant, will house the fisher-folk of Pillaichavady,
Sinna Kalapet, Periya Kalapet and Ganapathy Chettykulam
villages, who were hit by the tsunami in December 2004.
Chidambaram also lauded the Union Territory for being top
in the education sector in a recent nationwide survey, which
brought to the fore "the excellent opportunities available in
all levels of education in Puducherry."

Puducherry, was the only city that provides free medical
education to all school students, he said.
Chief Minister V Vaithilingam, V Narayanasamy, Union
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and the chief
minister`s cabinet colleagues were among those who spoke at
the function.

PTI