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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

357 Villagers receive certificates for vocational training by Tuticorin Port Trust

N.K. Raghupathy, Chairman, Tuticorin Port Trust, distributed certificates to 357 people from coastal villages in the Tuticorin district, who have successfully completed the vocational and skill training courses conducted by the Sethusamudram Corporation Limited.

The courses were conducted by the corporation under its Coastal Community Development Programme (CCDP) to offset the impact of Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project on residents of coastal villages.

The villagers were trained in tailoring, computers, cosmetic treatments and hairdressing, with the help of four non-governmental organisations, sources said.

The CCDP in toto provide livelihood opportunities to people of 328 coastal villages in Tuticorin, Ramanthapuram, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Tanjavur and Pudukottai districts.

Mr Raghupathy also gave away goats, sewing machines and wet grinders to 25 women from coastal hamlets, at the function.

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