Facilities for Workers in Atomic Projects

The employees working in IGCAR, MAPS & BHAVINI are accommodated in Kalpakkam/Anupuram Townships. Government is not directly involved in developing infrastructure facilities for sheltering contract workers engaged at various ongoing projects executed by the contractors at IGCAR, MAPS & BHAVINI. However, the Department ensures that the infrastructural needs of the contract workers are takencare of by respective contractors.

In BHAVINI Township, Anupuram multi-storied buildings have been constructed for accommodating BHAVINI & IGCAR officialsworkers. Contractors have been provided infrastructure facilities for their workmen as per tender conditions.

At Kalpakkam, the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) provides infrastructure facility to the Primary Health Centre at Sadras and the Government Hospital at Mamallapuram. Infrastructure facility is also being provided to the government schools in nearby villages, such as additional school building, science lab, UV Water Purifier, solar panels, computer lab, computers, furniture, books on various subjects to the school library, exercise notebooks, model question paper sets to 10th and 12th Standard students every year etc.

At Kudankulam, the Primary Health Centre at Kudankulam is being upgraded to a General Hospital at a cost of about ` 10 crore. The building civil works have been completed. The medical equipment and other medical infrastructure requirements are being processed by the joint Director, (Health Service) of the state government in co-ordination with the District Collector, Tirunelveli. Setting up of Primary Health Centres at Chettikulam Panchayat and Uvari Panchayat has also been taken up at a cost of ` 1 crore each. Civil works of the building has been completed. For education, projects like construction of Anaganwadi buildings, construction of class rooms in schools, provisions of toilets, installation of water purifiers, provisions of computers, furniture, teaching aids etc. have been taken up in villages around Kudankulam. In the two years 2012-13 and 2013-14, a total expenditure of about ` 2.61 crore has been incurred in this regard.

This was stated by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences (Independent Charge) Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.