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Wednesday, 19 January, 2005

India unveils $628m tsunami aid

India has unveiled a 27bn rupee ($628m) reconstruction package for mainland areas hit by December's tsunami.

The new money will be released when administrators provide details of projects, a government spokesman said.

More money could also be announced this week for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the finance minister said.

More than 10,500 people died in India and more than 5,500 are missing presumed dead - almost all in the Andamans and Nicobars.

Read the Full Article at BBC News
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Blogger S Padmanabhan said :

I have written about the need to ban catamarans and country crafts to go into the sea and I have suggested that communities will have to form coops and be given large fishing trawlers. Please read this in my blog spot- http://paddypadmanabhan.blogspot.com.

Please comment and write to me for creating a public opinion on this. If we make a proposal to the Government of India to convert atleast one community towards this it will be a great help.Thanks-S Padmanabhan

Wed Jan 19, 10:42:00 pm IST