STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Cyclone impact: Women and Child Department to own building

The Department of Women and Child functioning at a rented building at Sitankudi is to get a new building. Welfare Minister P Rajavelu along with Minister for Local administration N G Paneerselvam inspected two sites for the purpose.

Published: 09th April 2013 10:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2013 10:10 AM   |  A+A-

The Department of Women and Child functioning at a rented building at Sitankudi is to get a new building. Welfare Minister P Rajavelu along with Minister for Local administration N G Paneerselvam inspected two sites for the purpose.

The temporary building is in a bad state after Cyclone Thane hit the coast. The owner of the building is reluctant to repair the damages as he wants the department to vacate the building. Repeated requests for repair went unheard, despite paying a rent of around `70,000 per month. The department feels that people coming to the office are also insecure due to the condition of the building.

On Saturday, both Rajavelu and Panerselvam inspected two sites at Pavannan Nagar and Victoria

Nagar, both government land belonging to Oulgaret Municipality and Pondicherry Planning Authority (PPA). The officials of PPA and municipality were also present along with the Director of Women and child Meenakumari during the inspection. A decision would be taken shortly, sources said.

With funds being a constraint, the government decided to construct the building in different phases, sources said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp