Kerala Govt. May Launch Housing Scheme for Fishermen Families at Muttathara

November 8, 2016 | Last Modified: November 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm

The state government of Kerala has taken a decision towards rehabilitating the fishermen families. The government is launching a scheme for providing houses to the people who lost their homes in coastal area like Valiyathura due to sea erosion in Muttathara.

A meeting was organized yesterday for the same. In the meeting, the decision was taken for rehabilitating these fishermen families. The meeting was attended by fisheries director S Karthikeyan, councillors Beemapally Rasheed, Sheeba Patrick, Noorjahan, other officials of the department.

According the source, the project under housing scheme will be implemented on 3.5 acres of land. The land was handed over the fisheries department near sewage farm, Valiyathura.

From long time, the corporation councilors demanding for the rehabilitation of families after the governments had failed to find proper accommodation for them.

Around 20 families have been staying in school classrooms for more than five years after they had been shifted to schools as part of rescue measures.

The matter had become complicated when the government earlier directed the councillors to find a proper land for launching the housing scheme.

The meeting has also decided to deploy six temporary staff as part of conducting initial procedures.