TAMIL NADU

Relief distributed to fire victims

PONDICHERRY, DEC. 30. The Chief Minister, Mr.N.Rangasamy, and the Tourism Minister, Mr.K.Lakshminarayanan, distributed cash assistance to each of the nearly 90 families which were affected by a fire mishap in Kurusukuppam, in Cassicadai Assembly constituency recently.

Rice and cooking vessels were also distributed to the homeless, under a scheme of the Department of Fisheries and Fishermen Welfare.

Plea on safer houses

In a separate statement, the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Fishermen Viduthalai Vengaigal Iyakkam has urged the district administration to build concrete structures to prevent future occurrences of such mishaps.

The Chief Minister, Mr. N. Rangasamy distributing relief and financial assistance to the families of affected by the fire mishap at Kurusukuppam in Pondicherry, on Friday. The Tourism Minister, Mr. K. Lakshminarayanan, looks on. - Photo: T. Singaravelou

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