(16 Aug '05)
16 August 2005 — Pudukuppam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu
On 25 August 2005, the Ashram will hand over the 88 houses it is building in Pudukuppam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu. The houses will be the first tsunami-reconstruction houses to be finished in Tamil Nadu State. This will make the Ashram the first organisation to finish tsunami relief houses according to government specifications in both Kerala and in Tamil Nadu. Ashram started the construction in Pudukuppam on 25 June.
The Ashram has almost completed the 150 houses it is building in Alappuzha District, Kerala. They should be finished around the 23rd of August.
In Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala, the foundation and pilings for 1,360 houses [out of 1400 allocated thus far] have been completed. 300 of those houses have been concreted, 250 are finished except for the painting, and 100 are entirely finished, including the painting.
In Alappad Panchayat, the Ashram is also building 18 houses in an area known as Kozhikode, Ayanivelikulangara. These are houses that were originally located on the strip of land between the beach and the Beach Road. Of these, 15 houses have thus far been concreted, and three have complete foundations.