Families affected by the arson and looting allegedly by a strongcaste-Hindu mob in Natham Colony near Naikkankottai would be rehabilitated in a fitting manner. They were given food, clothes and shelter by the district administration, said Collector R. Lilly.

Compensation

She told The Hindu that she visited all the three affected colonies on Thursday to take stock of the prevailing situation, console the families and assured them of all possible help for their rehabilitation.

The families would be given minimum number of utensils to lead their life in a dignified manner, she added.

They would be given compensation under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act after the charge sheets were filed in the court. Under the act the affected families will get a minimum of Rs. 60,000 to a maximum of Rs. 1.20 lakh under the Act.

However, the district administrating is chalking out plans to give immediate relief through different schemes.

Naxal-prone

As the village was once Naxal-prone, the district administration will take special efforts to guide the youth in the colonies by givingemployment training through the Socio Economic Development Project(SEDP).

The district administration is getting Rs. 7-crore for the scheme annually from the government. Apart from this, she was also mulling conducting awareness programmes on communal harmony across the district to prevent recurrence of this kind of violence against the oppressed section of the society.

Peace meeting

Ms. Lilly said that a peace meeting would be conducted between the Caste Hindus and Dalits from the affected colonies during the course of next week for a long-lasting solution to the communal clash.