December 8, 2022

As on June 1, 58,822 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees have been accommodated in 108 refugee camps (File)


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday launched a scheme to offer financial help of Rs 4,000 every to 13,553 Sri Lankan Tamil refugee households residing outdoors refugee camps to alleviate their difficulties in view of COVID-19.

The initiative, being launched for the primary time, goals to increase the money help scheme being carried out for rice ration cardholders and the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees residing in authorities refugee camps and can value the state exchequer Rs 5.42 crore.

After the Commissionerate of rehabilitation and welfare of non-resident Tamils, Chennai, knowledgeable that non-camp Lankan Tamil refugees don’t obtain any authorities help, and really helpful the financial help scheme for them, the Tamil Nadu authorities got here out with an order and allotted Rs 5.42 crore, an official launch mentioned.

Following this, the chief minister launched the scheme by offering aid to 5 households at the moment.

Minorities Welfare, Non Resident Tamil Welfare, Refugee and Evacuees minister KS Masthan,chief secretary V Irai Anbu, public (rehabilitation) division secretary D Jagannathan and commissioner of rehabilitation and welfare of Non Resident Tamils, Jacintha Lazarus, have been amongst these current on the event.

As on June 1, 58,822 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees (18,944 households) have been accommodated in 108 common refugee camps and in a particular camp, that are all run by the federal government.

About 34,122 refugees (13,553 households) opted to reside outdoors the camps and they’re registered with the police, the Government Order mentioned.

Many among the many non-camp refugees are poor and eke out a residing as water can suppliers, photographers, assistants in service residences and jobs within the casual sector resembling painters and tailors.

Most non-camp refugees stay in city areas by renting out homes and sending their youngsters, primarily to non-public faculties.

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