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Kanniyakumari SURESH RAJAN.N Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK )
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK )

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Tsunami affected kanyakumari villages will be adopted - Germany

Germany Thursday extended a long arm of cooperation deep in the heart of rural India by setting up a medical and social centre  in Thenampattinam.

"When we first came to this village, we had to trudge for miles for water and our children had to travel very far to go to school. Those facilities were given and the only thing missing was a hospital. That has also been done," said a visibly happy Shakuntala.

The German business community raised two million euros after the tsunami for relief and rehabilitation work in India, where at least 10,000 people were killed, mostly in Tamil Nadu. Nagapattinam on India's east coast was the worst hit district with nearly 7,000 people dying that morning.

In association with the Srinivasan Services Trust, an NGO set up by the Indian industry house TVS group, Rs.8.5 million of this fund was used to establish a medical and social centre in one of the four villages adopted by German industry and the German consulate.

Besides Thenampattinam, Pudupattinam in Nagapattinam district and Keelmanakudi and Alikal Pillaithopu villages in Kanyakumari district have also been adopted.Due to the December 26 disaster the tourism in kanyakumari was affected a little bit.

Each adopted village will have a medical and social centre with the first unit being completely imported from Germany.

Every unit will be equipped to take care of 1,500 families in four-five villages. It will have a full time doctor, a nurse and an aide and Rs.100,000 as funding every month.

The social centre accompanying the medical unit will be used as a gathering point for villagers for training in new skills.

Alternative income-generating skills have become very important to peoples' survival here, donors said today.

The German assistance has helped 319 women earn up to Rs.1,000 each through making woollen garments, decorations and everyday use items. As many as 247 young people have been given vocational training and 177 of them are now employed, earning up to Rs.3,500.

Besides, 339 students have been given enhanced coaching and 103 in Thenampattinam have been imparted computer training. The package also includes adult education and skills to maintain kitchen gardens, water harvesting and compost farming.

The donors are also setting up windmills with each providing electricity to a five-house cluster.

Said Director General of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce B. Steinruecke: "This is a project with a great future. The people need it and want it and it can continue to be a long-term sustainable development effort."

The rehabilitation effort is being led by Siemens, ThyssenKrupp, Bayer, Merck, Allianze, Apa, Duetsche Bank, Atlanta, Zodiac and UHDE India.

"We wanted to look at long term support and found the greatest need in these rural areas is medical care," said Juergen Schubert, managing director of Siemens India Ltd, as 500 villagers from the neighbourhood welcomed their benefactors on the hot May afternoon Thursday with jasmine garlands and cool coconut water.

"Our primary focus therefore in the rehabilitation project is on construction of medical and social centres in the identified villages. Over the next four-five years, our aim is to uplift 80 percent of these people in this neighbourhood above the poverty line," he added.