Friday, September 01, 2006

Government sanctions Rs.35 crores for SHGs in tsunami hit areas of Cuddalore district

Funds for SHGs in tsunami-hit areas sanctioned - The New Indian Express

CUDDALORE: The State Government has sanctioned Rs 35 crore for the development of women self-help group members in tsunami-affected hamlets in the coastal district, said Minister for Backward Classes M R K Panneerselvam.

Inaugurating a five-day ‘Bharat Nirman - Public Information Campaign’ in Bhuvanagiri, near here recently, he said Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had sanctioned the fund for various livelihood support programmes for women and physically-challenged persons in tsunami devastated region.

The government has organised special camps for issuing certificates and other documents to physically challenged persons in the state.

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government has been taking effective steps to provide a telephone link to all the villages soon. As many as 62,000 villages, which do not have telephone connectivity, will be provided with the service by 2007.

The state has achieved a phenomenal growth in the field of Information and Technology in the past two years. The Cuddalore district administration has set up 41 stalls in the school and women Self-Help Groups have displayed the wares, which were produced by them. Central and State Government officials participated in the programme.

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