Thunukkai Divisional Secretary, K.Prabhakaramoorthy said that as the Forest Department is yet to release the lands, a delay is encountered in distributing land under Vanikulam of Puthuvedduvan Mulaitheevu
Earlier the people of the area had requested that the Vanikulam which was in an abandoned state after 1984 be renovated an given to the people.
Accordingly it was renovated last year but a delay had been caused in distributing the land under this kulam as the forest Department had not released the lands.
We intend to allocate 1 ½ acre each to 25 families and have contacted housing authority for housing scheme for the people. But these lands belong to the Forest Department and there is a delay experienced in releasing the lands, said the Thunukkai Divisional Secretary.