Livelihood Support Programme – TSUNAMI Emergency Assistance Project (TEAP) Period

The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board carried out Asian Development Bank assisted Tsunami Emergency Assistance Project during 2005-09 to rehabilitate the tsunami affected at North, Central and South Chennai coastal slums by adopting a special initiative and providing them with livelihood support. The Government have sanctioned and released Rs.498.00 lakhs for the programme and livelihood activities were carried out benefiting 22,521 families. However, since more Tsunami affected families resettled at Okkium Thoraipakkam and other areas like AIR land and Semmancheri were not covered under TEAP, the Government has allocated one Crore to implement alternate livelihood activities besides extending financial and technical support to maintain the area focusing on Solid Waste Management. The strategies viz.,
i) Formation of SHGs and Federations
ii) Providing Revolving Fund to SHGs
iii) Entrepreneurial Development Programme
iv) Skill Development and Training programme
v) Support for Smaller Economic activities and major livelihood ventures
vi) Capacity Building
vii) Community empowerment are proposed to be adopted for the rehabilitation of these families.