By Accommodation Times News Services
Tamil Nadu government has made an important announcement for slum dwellers of the state to rehabilitate them in new apartments soon. Currently the Slum board houses are in a dilapidated condition, which is very risky for the tenants. Hence, the state government has taken the initiative to develop around 3, 500 houses at the cost amounting to Rs. 280 crore.
Chief Minister Jayalalitha announced the construction of new housing units through an official press release and also given administrative grant to fund the scheme. The houses were constructed long ago, before decades for rehabilitating the poor people. Now, they need new shelters to rehabilitate.
Initially, the government planned to build tenements in Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar, Perambur, Egmore, Chepauk, Ayodya Kuppam, Kotturpuram and Mylapore in Chennai. In the rest of the state, the board has decided to build tenements in Coimbatore, Trichy and Nagapattinam. But, some of the dwellers from Ayodya Kuppam off Marina are not ready to vacant the houses, aas directed by the board to take up the construction work. But, the tenants are not ready, as they are not satisfied with the boards offer for the monthly rent during the construction period.