The work of the Rs.200 crore worth projects funded by the National Bank for Rural Development (NABARD) aimed at infrastructure development in the endosuflan-affected localities in the district will be inaugurated at Bovikkanam near here on April 5.

The function would be inaugurated by Social Welfare Minister M.K. Muneer and Agriculture Minister K. P. Mohanan, P. Karunakaran, MP, said at a prèss conference here on Tuesday.

The projects, numbering around 200, would be to develop the social infrastructure projects such as hospitals, Anganwadis, Buds schools for differently-abled children, drinking water projects, and palliative care units in the endosulfan-affected areas, he said.

As part of the project, Rs.1.40 crore each had been set apart to build Buds special schools in the affected panchayats.

An estimated Rs.46 crore would be utilised for 57 projects to build educational institutions, Rs.36 crore for 55 drinking water schemes, Rs.5 crore for 65 Anganwadi and crèche. Another Rs.46 crore for hospitals had been allotted under the project.

The authorities here had submitted a Rs.20 crore project for comprehensive rehabilitation of the hapless victims and the works were expected to be completed during 2014-15, he said.

The works would be held under the supervision of the MP, local MLAs, the district panchayat president, the District Collector, and representatives of local bodies.

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