Programme to cut casualty during calamities in TN: Minister

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Chennai, Dec 11 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Government will come out with a massive vulnerability reduction programme to prevent loss of lives during natural calamities, Social Welfare Minister Poongothai announced here today.

The programme would be launched in association with the Union Government and the World Bank, the Minister said after launching a book containing success stories of the December 2004 tsunami survivors.

Ms Poongothai said, all along the State's 1000 km coastline, the Government was reconstructing disaster resistant infrastructure and would isntall more than 900 early warning systems, 150 evacuation sites and 75 emergency shelters in the next couple of years to prevent loss of lives during natural and man-made disasters.

UNI

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