Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Projects Update :: Anawim (Vignesh)

Dear all

I spoke with Mr. Sekar of Anawim trust. They did a physical survey of all the villages. One village, Senthilneethi, was about a 100 ft away from the shore, and has been completely washed out. There has been no loss of life, because people saw it coming and rushed to Tiruchendur. However, all their boats have been destroyed and houses too. Apparently, Govt funds are allocated to only those whose families suffer loss of life. For the current, Mr.Sekar has arranged for about Rs1000/family from IOI as an emergency fund. He said he would work on
sending what the estimated costs of rebuilding will be. The significant damage was to the fishing equipment, which will make it more difficult for the fisher-folk to get back to work. The estimated cost for Senthilneethi is approx Rs 25000/house (for 20 families) Rs 500,000. There is no chapter funding Senthilneethi at the moment. Mr.Sekar will get back to us with more details in a day or two.

Re: Mangalwadi: The situation is not serious, there was some water that entered the houses, but there was no loss of life or property. None of the other Anawim villages were affected.

Re: rehab efforts, Mr.Sekar will be visiting Anawim shortly and he said that he would keep us updated on the ongoing efforts.



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