The Tamil Nadu government would construct 2,500 durable houses for Sri Lankan Tamils in the state. The government has earmarked Rs 25 crore towards this - each house would involve Rs 1 lakh.
The houses would come up in camps in 14 districts of Combatore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari, Karur, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Madurai, Pudukkottai, Salem, Sivagangai, Thiruvallur, Tirunelveli, Thiruvanamalai and Villupuram, said an official release.
Chief minister J Jayalalithaa had earlier announced welfare measures including scholarship for students pursuing higher education, financial assistance for self-help groups in camps, and extension of chief minister’s comprehensive insurance scheme to the refugees.
The contract has been put on hold and further payments have been stopped
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