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  project name ~ SIFFS Tsunami Infrastructure

category ~ Relief-Tsunami-2004

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

SIFFS Tsunami Infrastructure

  NGO

 

SIFFS (South India Federation of Fisherman So..

  Category

 

Relief-Tsunami-2004

  District

 

KanyaKumari

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

$ 5100

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Hemanth Krishnan

 

College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

- Reading room/ Library at Muttom, Kanyakumari District, TN

 

  Summary

 

 

KK was hit badly by the tsunami and most of the infrastructure in the aforementioned village was damaged. SIFFS is implementing various rehabilitation projects in the villages. Although there are numerous components in the proposal, we decided to support the library component alone. Once the construction is completed we hope to use the library as a center for health education and other community awareness programs.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

In Kanyakumari district, SIFFS covered almost all the villages during the relief and rehabilitation phase, but would be focusing on Muttom and Poothurai for reconstruction. In Muttom, tsunami caused 49 deaths, 250 houses were completely destroyed and more than 100 houses were damaged. While the tsunami, in spite of the extensive damage it caused to the livelihoods in Poothurai, there were no casualties in terms of loss of lives and houses. SIFFS completed construction and transferred 52 houses to their owners at Poothurai village in Kanyakumari District in Feb 06

 

  Goals

 

 

The primary goal of the AID supported component is construction of a library in Muttom village, KK district. The existing library in Muttom was destroyed by the tsunami. SIFFS is planning to construct and furnish the library. The library will be equipped with a TV apart from books.

 
 

  


 
 
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