Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) are posing the biggest challenge against undertaking the resettlement of people speedily, in Muhamalai area, said the Divisional Secretary of Pachchilaipalli, Mrs. Jeyarani Paramothayan.
Last year some areas were released, people are allowed to resettle and fulfilling the basic needs of these are being gradually provided. A small area also had been released recently, and when we collected detail through Grama Officers, it was found that only 10 families are ready to settle there.
We are in contact with the de mining groups who are engaged in de-mining work with regard to other areas. They have promised speed up de-mining work. All have found out the de-mining Muhamalai, where a large number of mined had been buried and transforming it suit resettlement, to be a difficult task. We expect that a part of the Indrapuram will be released next. I think it will be possible next year, she said.