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Jaya allots houses for people who lost homes in deluge

December 29, 2015 17:32 IST

Setting in motion the process of resettling people who had lost their hutments in areas, including the banks of River Adyar in Chennai in recent floods, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday issued orders allotting houses for them.

The government has also announced that families that relocate would get an allowance of Rs 5,000 towards shifting expenses.

Also, a monthly sustenance dole of Rs 2,500 for a year, job training for youth and recruitment camps for them will be held to help young men and women in families that had lost their houses.

She issued the orders allocating the houses to five beneficiaries at the Secretariat here as a token of allotment of 10,000 houses at Okkiam Thuraipakkam and Perumbakkam.

The present allotment was for those who had lost their hutments along River Adyar in recent floods.

The construction work of 10,000 houses is complete and it was done through the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, an official release here said.

Jayalalithaa had announced permanent houses for those living along Adyar and Cooum rivers and BuckinghamCanal. The initiative was also intended to facilitate free flow of rain water in such waterways.

She had announced building 50,000 houses under the 'Housing for All Scheme' and 50,000 houses through the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board.      

The TNSCB, in the first phase, has completed building 10,000 houses and it has all facilities including power supply, drinking water, sewage connections, roads and storm water drain, school, healthcare centre and bus facilities, the release added.

The government said those shifting to the new area would be provided food and drinking water for the first three days. Also, effecting change of address in ration cards, enrolling students in schools would be done immediately.

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