Kerala: Pettimudy landslide victims receive title deeds – ET RealEstate

IDUKKI: The government has done everything humanly possible to rehabilitate Pettimudy landslide victims, said power minister M M Mani. At a function in Kuttiyarvalley on Sunday, the minister inaugurated title deed distribution and the construction work of new houses.

Each of the affected family received title deed of five cents of land to construct a house.

Collector H Dineshan said the compensation for the immediate kin of landslide victims would be distributed by the end this month. Government had issued notification on October 27 to provide compensation, he said.

Devikulam sub-collector S Premkrishnan said, β€œ The government has directed the KDHP company to complete the construction work of the houses in three months. The district administration will monitor the progress of the work.”

β€œThe district administration will take steps to lay roads in Kuttiyarvalley to ensure good connectivity. KDHP officials have informed us that they would provide job and other assistance to victims,” the sub-collector added.

Idukki MP Dean Kuriakose, Devikulam MLA S Rajendran, collector H Dineshan and Devikulam sub collector S Premkrishnan, Devikulam teshsildar Giji M Kunnappally and KDHP managing director K Mathew Abraham attended the function.

The state cabinet had issued a special order to allot 50 cents of land at Kuttiyarvalley near Munnar for Pettimudy victims. Meanwhile, KDHP has allotted Rs.1 crore to construct homes for the victims.

The landslide at Pettimudy on August 6 had claimed lives of 66.

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