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Madhya Pradesh CM distributes houses among Tsunami victims in Nagapattinam

Sunday, January 24, 2010,10:13 [IST
Source: One india

Chennai, Jan.24 (ANI): In a magnanimous gesture, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday distributed around 340 houses among the Tsunami survivors in Tamil Nadu's most affected Nagapattinam district.

On Saturday, Chouhan handed over the keys of around 340 houses built for Tsunami survivors in Nagapattinam district and said it cost around 253,000 rupees per house.

"We have built around 340 houses for tsunami affected people of Tamil Nadu in Nagapattinam district. Today, we feel fortunate to have come here and dedicate the houses to the people who survived the tsunami," said Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan.

The tsunami housing project of Seva Bharati, a non-governmental organization, was constructed with the support of 94.3 million rupees from the State government of Madhya Pradesh.

"Whether it is north, south, east or west, we are all sons and daughters of our mother India. We share our happiness and sor…

Urgent Appeal to support Earthquake Victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Thousands of people are dead in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a disastrous earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck on Tuesday January 12, razing major infrastructure in the capital including many neighborhoods, the Parliamentary building, Presidential Palace, the main cathedral, the main prison, the UN building among others. With many hospitals in ruins (Doctors without Borders lost three hospitals) in this poor Caribbean country, the earthquake has affected 3 million people - a third of the country. Disaster relief has just began in this poorest country in the western hemisphere with 80% of the people below the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty. Two thirds of the labor force has no formal jobs.

Immediate relief is needed. Many hundreds are trapped and rescuers are working very hard. Medical supplies are in shortage.

SEWA International is working with its partner NGO "CHAI-Haiti" ( towards HAITI earthquake relief.

Thousands are dead. Presidential palace has bee…

Construction work to begin on Monday

BIJAPUR: Sites will be handed over to donors on Monday to construct houses in 32 villages which faced the flood havoc and are scheduled to shift to new places in the district, said district in-charge minister Govind Karjol.

Talking to reporters here on Sunday, he said, "I personally visited Ukumanal and Kotyal villages on Saturday evening and inspected the facilities provided. Land has been developed for 32 new villages, for the remaining 10 villages land will be acquired shortly by providing basic facilities like roads, electricity and water, he said.

The donors who came forward to construct new houses provided by the government signed a memorandum of understanding with the government are Seva Bharati Trust, Adi Chunchanagiri Math, Suttur Math, Essar Groups. A letter has been dispatched to these donors to take possession of land for construction purpose. All of them will commence construction work from Monday, he said.

The remaining land will be purchased within a month. He said la…