TN BUDGET: One lakh houses for Gaja victims

The Tamilnadu Budget for 2019-2020 was tabled by Finance Minister O Pannerselvam today. Pannerselvam said the government will take up construction of one lakh concrete houses with a unit cost of Rs 1.70 lakh, to replace damaged huts in districts affected by Gaja cyclone at a total cost of Rs 1,700 crore of which the Government of India is expected to share Rs 720 crore and the balance Rs 980 crore towards State share will be raised at debt through the Tamilnadu Rural Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation.

He added that a new sub-division will be created in 2019-2020 with headquarters at Thirumangalam in Madurai district which will encompass three taluks viz., Thirumangalam, Kallikudi and Thiruparankundram Panneerselvam said 3,000 special wheel chairs and 3,000 retrofitted scooter will be distributed for differently abled people.