Madurai-based C Anandaraj filed the PIL seeking a direction to the officials, including state's health and family welfare principal secretary, refugees rehabilitation commissioner and Madurai collector, to construct adequate toilets with water facilities, drainage, potable drinking water facilities and other basic infrastructure facilities in the Sri Lankan refugees camps at Utchapatti, Thiruvadhavur and Kudalnagar in the district.
The PIL has also wanted construction of additional houses and repair of the damaged ones. The petitioner mentioned a TOI report on the condition of the refugee camps, published on February 22.
When the matter came up for admission before the division bench of Justices M Jaichandren and R Mahadevan on Friday, petitioner's counsel R Alagumani told the court that there were 600 families in Utchapatti camp, 500 families in Thrivadhavur camp, and 650 families in Kudalnagar camp. However, there were no proper facilities for the residents, the counsel said.
Following it, the bench ordered to issue notices to the officials.
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