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Childs’ Assistance Scheme

To meet out the educational expenses of tsunami affected children numbering 1713 at a total cost of Rs. 8.74 crore.


Social Infrastructure Support Scheme

Under this scheme, 63 Trauma Care cum Recreation Centers have been taken up in Villuppuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Kanniyakumari Districts at a total cost of Rs.1.90 crore and Rs.9.40 crore was sanctioned for the supply of first aid boxes.


Waiver of Loan to Fishermen

A sum of Rs.19.56 crore obtained has loan by 5635 fishermen from Fishermen Cooperative Society has been waived.  Besides the Office of the Honourable Prime Minister has also released an additional sum of Rs.3.36 crore towards waiver of principal to the loan.


Supply of First Aid Boxes

47000 nos of first aid boxes were procured through Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation and distributed to the fishermen at a cost of Rs. 9.40 crore. Sport materials were distributed to 591 fishermen villages at a cost of Rs.0.591 crore


Scholarship Scheme



The children who are studying in Class I to X and whose families were affected by tsunami are assisted with a sum of Rs. 300/- per month to defray their school going expenses.  During the year 2008-2009, the number of students benefited by this scheme is 1,23,697 and 97424 students benefitted in the year 2009-2010.


Universal Health Insurance Scheme


A sum of Rs.7.77 crore was released towards Health Insurance covering 1,55,414 families affected by tsunami for the year 2006-2007. (with a contribution of Rs.500/- from PMNRF and Rs.300/- from GoI as premium per family).  A sum of Rs.7.79 crore was released for the year 2007-2008 for the benefit of 155907 families, Rs.6.25 crore was released for the year 2008-2009 for the benefit of 125072 families.

In order to monitor the above works by the Implementing Departments a separate wing of Project Management Unit was created in the Revenue Administration, Disaster Management and Mitigation in the year 2005 with adequate staff / consultants.