To provide educational facilities to those affected by the 2015 floods, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced that it will set up two schools and a college at Ezhil Nagar in Chennai and Perumbakkam in Kancheepuram district.
In the aftermath of the floods, the government had housed the flood-affected residents in Perumbakkam and Ezhil Nagar. While 564 school-going children reside in Perumbakkam, another 1,127 live in Ezhil Nagar. In the hope that these students find it easier to continue their studies, an elementary school and a middle school will be set up near their homes, said chief minister J Jayalalithaa. In another announcement, the government said it was setting up an arts and science college for the 4,269 plus-two students residing in and around Perumbakkam, located more than 25km away from Chennai, at a cost of Rs 8.48 crore. These students figure in the 20,376 housing units under the slum clearance plan in Perumbakkam. The college is expected to start functioning this year.
dinathanthi newspaper 24/08/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx