The Press Trust of India quoted Minister of State V Narayanasamy as saying the Indian government was “committed” to the rehabilitation of internally displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka.
He recalled that India had announced a Rs 2500 crore package for various projects, including construction of houses for the displaced Tamils.
“The Prime Minister is closely monitoring the rehabilitation programmes”, he said.
Meanwhile he also said that power production from the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project would commence in two months as 99 per cent of its work was over.
There were reports earlier that Sri Lankan was concerned over the nuclear power project as any damage to the nuclear site located in Tamil Nadu could have repercussions on Sri Lanka.
Narayanasamy said that 1000 MW of power could be produced from the first unit of the power project, which will be ready for commissioning in two months.