Tsunami & Aftermath - Tiruvallur District

                                                                                        Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation                                       

Geographical Position  

Tiruvallur District is bounded by kancheepuram District on the South, by Andhra Pradesh State on the North, by Bay of Bengal and Chennai District on the East, by Vellore District on the West.

  • North Latitude  between 1215' and 1315'      &     East Longitude  between 7915' and 8020'

Capital               =>  Tiruvallur
Area                  =>  3424 Sq. Km. 
Population          =>  27,54,756 
(As per 2001 Census)
Male                   => 13,97,407      
Female               => 13,57,349
Total Coastline    =>  26.5 Kms

The district has 2 coastal taluks., viz:

Ambattur Taluk         

Total Population : 10,06,898      
Male : 5,16,576       Female : 4,90,322

Ponneri Taluk 
 

Total Population : 3,31,406       
Male : 1,66,078       Female : 1,65,328

Tsunami

The giant tidal wave stuck the following coastal areas in this District around
8.30 AM on 26.12.2004.

Ambattur Taluk

Ponneri Taluk

  • Tiruvottiyur 1 & 2
  • Pazhaverkadu
  • Kathivakkam
  • Thangal Perumbulam
  • Ernavur
  • Karungali
 
  • Kattupalli
   

 Areas Affected - Ambathur Taluk

 

Areas Affected - Ponneri Taluk

Kathivakkam Chinna Kuppam
Periakuppam
Thazhalankuppam
Mugathuvarakuppam
Nettukuppam
Ennore Kuppam
  Pazhaverkadu Goonagkuppam
Thirumalai Nagar
Sembasipalli Kuppam
Arangamkuppam
Nakkathuravu
Pallikuppam and Pettai
Karimanal
Vairavankuppam
Light House Nadu Kuppam
Light House Kuppam
Ernavur Indira Gandhi Kuppam
Palagai Thotti Nagar
Annai Sivagami Nagar
Kasi Viswanathan Koil Kuppam
Kasi Visalakshi Kuppam
Ramkrishna Nagar
Eranavur Kuppam
Ondikuppam
Kasi Koil Kuppam
  Thangal Perumbulam Sathankuppam
Thiruvottiyur-1 Ondikuppam Pudunagar
Bharathi Nagar
Appar Nagar
  Karungali Koraikuppam
Thiruvottiyur-2 Suthanthirapuram
Thiruvottiyur Kuppam
Masthan Kiol Kuppam
Thiruchinangkuppam
Kanni Koil Kuppam
Singaravelar Kuppam
Lakshmipuram
Nalla Thanneer Odai Kuppam
  Kattupalli Kattupalli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relief centres were opened, six in Ambathur Taluk and seven in Ponneri Taluk and 1466 families in Ambathur Taluk and 3096 families in Ponneri Taluk were housed in these centres.     Food materials were arranges locally and food packets were  prepared and distributed to the affected persons who were lodged in the relief centres from 26.12.2004 onwards

 

Abstract of Damages Caused to Public Property  Asset Wise

   S.No   Damage Type  No. of 
 Works
    Approx. 
 Restoration
     Cost 
 (Rs. In Lakhs)
   1  Beach     1       0.5
   2  Bore Well     5     22.28
   3  BT Road    25    190.40
   4  Buildings     3     12.00
   5  Cement Road     9    113.90
   6  Community Hall     4     32.00
   7  Compound Wall     1      7.50
   8  Fish Drying
 Yard
    1      8.00
   9  Hand Pump     3      6.00
  10  Pathway to
 Burial Ground
    1      3.75
  11  Pipelines     3      8.00
  12  Retaining Wall     2     41.50
  13  Road    50   1195.30
  14  Street Light
 Posts
   10      8.00
  15  SWD     5     42.00
  16  Water Supply
 Line
    6     19.75
  17  WBM Road     1      3.25
            TOTAL   130  1714.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss of Life

Sixteen persons in Ambathur Taluk, twelve persons
in Ponneri Taluk and one person in Uthukottai Taluk were reported dead. An immediate relief of
Rs. 1,00,000/- from the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund and all the next kin of the deceased numbering 29 have been given Chief Minister's Public Relief
Fund immediately. The following table shows the details of CMPRF distribution details.

    Adult      Child      Total     Total
Male  Female  Male  Female  Male  Female       29
     9      11       3        6      12      17

 

 



Destitute Widow Pension


The following four widows were found eligible for
sanction of Destitute Widow Pension, and hence
DWP sanctioned at the rate of Rs. 200/ each per month.

1. Tmt. Nagamalli, W/o (late) Gothandan,
    Nallathanneerodaikuppam, Thiruvottiyur
2. Tmt. Sarala, W/o (late) Kabali, 
    Nallathanneerodaikuppam, Thiruvottiyur
3. Tmt. nathiya, W/o (late) Ramkumar,
    Nettukuppam, Ennore
4. Tmt. Sarasu, W/o Ragavan, Eranavur


Missing

Twentyeight persons were reported missing. Out of this twentyeight persons sixteen persons have been identified as dead and relief to the
next kin of the deceased have been given by the respective District and as of now twelve persons were reported missing.

Relief Packages

1. Immediate relief package of Rs.4,000/- in cash one saree, one dhoti, two bedsheets, 60 Kgs.
    of rice and 3 litres of kerosene to each of the affected families. 

 
2. As per the terms of the GO., 4119 families have been identified, 2543 families in Ambathur
    Taluk and 1576 families in Ponneri Taluk have been given the  relief package. Collector and
    the District Revenue Officer at all levels in the presence of the elected members of the 
    legislative assembly ie. MLAs of Ponneri and Tiruvottiyur.

3. The State Government have sanctioned Rs. 2,000/- in cash, one saree, one dhoti,
    two bedsheets, 60 Kgs. of rice and 3 litres of kerosene to the families whose livelihood
    have been affected by loss of wages in Tsunami. As per the terms of this GO., 
    12883 families have been identified, 4193 families in Ambathur Taluk, 6322 families in 
    Ponneri Taluk and 2368 families in Gummidipoondi Taluk.

4. The fishermen and other families living along the coastal areas in Gummidipoondi Taluk
     have also became eligible. Hence the fishermen and other affected persons have been
     identified in Ambathur, Ponneri and Gummidipoondi Taluks. The total number of families
     affected were 12,850.

5. All the affected families who have received the relief packages sanctioned previously
    were eligible to the relief. Hence the fishermen and other affected persons have been
    identified in Ambathur, Ponneri and Gummidipoondi Taluks. Total number of families
    benefited were 16,976.

Animal Husbandary Department

It was ascertained from the Animal Husbandary department that the loss of
live stock are as follows.
  

 Sl.No.     Livestock Type

   No. of     Livestock

     No. of     Beneficiaries

   Relief
  Amount 
   Given
    (Rs.)
      1    Cross bred milch dead
   (relief at Rs. 10,000/-)
         7              4     70000
      2    Graded Murrah dead
   (relief at Rs. 10,000/-)
         2              2      20000
      3    Calves and Draught dead
   (relief at Rs. 5,000/-)
         1              1       5000
      4    Sheeps and Goats dead
   (relief at Rs. 1,000/-)
       107            12    107000
      5    Faultry dead
  (relief at Rs.80/-)
       103            12        5150
                                Total         220            31     207,150


















 

Fisheries Department    
Loss of Fishing Implements:

To ascertain the damage caused to traditional fishing crafts viz. catamarans and fiber boats four teams have been formed to ascertain the beneficiaries of the claims, three for Ambattur Taluk and one for Ponneri Taluk. The Director of Fisheries / Manageing Director, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Development Corporation Limited, Chennai have sent the officials of fisheries department to coordinate with the Revenue department to ascertain the damages caused to the catamarans in Ambattur & Ponneri Taluk.

As per the team's reports, the proposal have been sent to the Fisheries Department and the relief distribution as follows:

 

Net Subsidy :

Physical               =   2888     Financial (Rs.)    =   2,82,90,000

Wooden Catamarans :

Partially :

Physical               =   263       Financial (Rs.)    =   13,15,000

Fully :

Physical               =    253      Financial (Rs.)    =    58,97,000

FRP Catamarans :

Partially :

Physical                =   557      Financial (Rs.)     =   47,15,000

Fully :

Physical                =   3          Financial (Rs.)     =   1,95,000

O.B.M :

Physical                 =   43       Financial (Rs.)      =   2,15,000
  

       Total Relief Disbursed (Rs.)           =  4,06,27,000 

Agriculture Department

As no agriculture lands were affected and no agriculturist has been affected
due to Tsunami, no relief was granted to the farmers in this District.


Housing

Initially 213 temporary houses have been proposed for families who have been rendered homeless as detailed below:

1. For Ponneri Taluk, 13 houses constructed by the
    Block Development Officer, Minjur.
2. For Ambathu Taluk, 200 houses constructed by
    the Executive Engineer, PWD, Tiruvallur.

In addition to temporary houses constructed in this site, the Corporation of Chennai has constructed houses for the occupation of the Tsunami victims of Chennai District. The entire 2142 temporary houses have been handed over to Thiruvottiyur Municipality for the provision of Civic Amenities such as street light, sanitation, etc., and was looked after by the Thiruvottiyur Municipality. The temporary tenemants have been devasted by two fire accidents on 23.06.2005 and 28.06.2005. All the heads of the affected families have been given cash dole etc., They were taken to the near by Kalyanamandapams and given fred. The land in T.S. No. 2/1 and 2/3 in the Thiruvottiyur village which is now in the possession of the Tamil Nadu Housing Board in as extent of 7.28.5 Hectares have been proposed to be utilised for constructing temporary shelters, for these people, and preparation of the site for handing over to the NGOs for construction of houses is being done by the PWD department. The removal of bushed, levelling of the land, construction of compound wall etc., are in progress.

 
   

Permanent Housing

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION - PHASE I

Sl. No

Name of the Habitation

Name of NGO Involved

No. of Houses for which MoU Signed

1

Edumani

MSSS

376

2 Lighthouse Kuppam RD 213
3 Thangalperumbulam RD 101
4 Thazhankuppam TNSCB 468
5 Tiruvottiyur (AIR) TNSCB 2565
Total

3723

TSUNAMI HOUSING PROJECT PHASE - II (ETRP - World Bank) - Rural (200 - 1000 mts from HTL)

Sl. No.

Name of the Habitation

Name of the Village

No.of Insitu Houses

No.of Relocated Houses

Total

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

Koonamkuppam

Lighthouse Kuppam

3

-

3

2

Arangankuppam

Lighthouse Kuppam

8

-

8

3

Karimanal

Lighthouse Kuppam

2

-

2

4

Sembasipallikuppam

Lighthouse Kuppam

55

-

55

5

Pallikuppam

Lighthouse Kuppam

4

-

4

6

Nakka thuravu

Lighthouse Kuppam

1

-

1

7

Karungali

Thangal perumbulam

13

-

13

Total 86 - 86

Details of Construction of Vulnerable Houses in Phase-II under RGRP in
Rural Area (0-200 mts)

Sl. No.

Name of the Habitation

Name of the Village

No.of Insitu Houses

1 2 3 4
1 Koonamkuppam Lighthouse Kuppam 238
2 Thirumalai Nagar Lighthouse Kuppam 188
3 Lighthouse Nadukuppam Lighthouse Kuppam 49
4 Arangankuppam Lighthouse Kuppam 304
5 Vairavankuppam Lighthouse Kuppam 128
6 Karimanal Lighthouse Kuppam 45
7 Sembasipallikuppam Lighthouse Kuppam 95
8 Pallikuppam Lighthouse Kuppam 20
9 Pettai Lighthouse Kuppam 13
10 Nakkathuravu Lighthouse Kuppam 14
11 Pasiyavarakuppam Pazhaverkadu 56
12 Rahamath Nagar Pazhaverkadu 26
13 Edamany colony Pazhaverkadu 29
14 Edamany Nadar kuppam Pazhaverkadu 50
15 Kulathu Medu Pazhaverkadu 101
16 Nattupillaiyar koil street Pazhaverkadu 9
17 Isravel kuppam Pazhaverkadu 17
18 Udaiyar Street Pazhaverkadu 6
19 Rajarathinam Nagar Pazhaverkadu 1
20 Kallukadai medu Pazhaverkadu 6
21 Karaiyar kuppam Pazhaverkadu 46
22 Asalathaman koil street Pazhaverkadu 33
23 Adinarayan koil street Pazhaverkadu 20
24 Boomikottai Pazhaverkadu 71
25 Boomikottai Main road Pazhaverkadu 18
26 Pazhaverkadu Pazhaverkadu 91
27 Naduvur Madhakuppam Kottaikuppam 66
28 Andikuppam Kottaikuppam 20
29 Ambedthkar Nagar Kottaikuppam 28
30 Kottaikuppam Kottaikuppam 44
31 Krishthavakuppam Kottaikuppam 8
32 M.G.R. Nagar Kottaikuppam 5
33 Bajanai koil street Kottaikuppam 22
34 Jamilabath Kottaikuppam 94
35 Chenjiamman Nagar Kottaikuppam 27
36 Thonirevu Kottaikuppam 40
37 Avurivakkam Village Avurivakkam 15
38 Avurivakkam Colony Avurivakkam 28
39 Avurivakkam Keelkuppam Avurivakkam 80
40 Avurivakkam Melkuppam Avurivakkam 44
41 Kanavan thurai Avurivakkam 26
42 Kallur Kallur 21
43 Kallur colony Kallur 40
44 Pudukuppam Kallur 178
45 Periyamangodu kuppam Kallur 131
46 Mangodu colony Kallur 9
47 Chinnamangodu kuppam Poongulam  191
48 Chinnamangodu muslim nagar Poongulam  28
49 Thangalperumbulam Thangalperumbulam 45
50 Idaiyankulam Thangalperumbulam 32
51 Annamalai cherykuppam Sirulapakkam 210
52 Annamalai chery colony Sirulapakkam 56
   

Total

3162

Details of Construction of Vulnerable Houses in Phase-II Under RGRP in
Urban Area (0-200 mts from HTL)

Sl. No. Name of the Habitation Name of the Village No.of Insitu Houses No.of Relocated Houses Total
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Bajanai koil street Ernavoor 31 - 31
2 Kasiviswanathar koil kuppam Ernavoor 40 23 63
3 Nethaji Nagar Ernavoor 0 68 68
4 Palagaithottikuppam Ernavoor 40 20 60
5 Nettukuppam Kathivakkam 156 32 188
6 Thazhankupam Kathivakkam 106 19 125

Total

373 162 535

Role of Social Welfare Department

            The social welfare department is providing counceling on Psycho Social support
to the Tsunami affected people. They have conducted training programme on  01.03.2005
and 02-03-2005 at Minjur in which they emphasised the prepardness to face calamities.
The department also identified NRI's and the NRIs have finalised to provide seven boats
each costing 1.5 lakhs. These boats will serve 34 families. A boy of eight years old who
was living with his parents ar Vanagaram Village, Ambathur Taluk has been orphaned by the
Tsunami has been identified.