Rotary houses for tribals

Rotary Club of Chengai Chennai Corridor, RID 3231, constructed concrete houses for eight families in Mettukadu, a village on ­Chennai’s outskirts. The village has been adopted by the club as part of its Happy Village programme and 20 families reside here. The beneficiaries of this project are categorised under BPL families. “Their so-called ‘houses’ were actually thatched huts in a pathetic state. We built each house with a 300 sq ft area at a cost of ₹3.75 lakh, with support from the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme,” says Sridhar Subburaman, the Low-cost Shelters Project Chairman.

PDG Raja Seenivasan (RID 3232) at the inauguration ceremony.
PDG Raja Seenivasan (RID 3232) at the inauguration ceremony.

The keys for these houses were handed over to the beneficiaries in an event where the Vice-chairman of the National SC Commission  L Murugan was the chief guest. DG Sridhar Balaraman and RID 3232 PDG Raja Seenivasan were also present. Tamil Nadu Aram Makkal Nala Sangam, an NGO, sponsored new clothes for the villagers on the occasion.

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