CM launches slew of projects across TN

Stalin provides patta to 3,543, who donated lands to NLC 65 yrs ago, for present sites



Daily Thanthi


CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated a slew of projects including 4,272 new tenements of the Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board (TNUHDB) constructed in nine districts at a cost of Rs 453.67 crore. The house allocation orders to beneficiaries was handed over by the Chief Minister on Monday. During the event held at the Secretariat, Stalin inaugurated 13 TNUHDB projects in 9 districts including Chengalpattu and Madurai. As a token gesture, the Chief Minister handed over allocation orders to 6 beneficiaries. “Since the present government took over, as many as 19,777 apartments have been opened for poor and homeless persons. A total amount of Rs. 2,037.08 crore has been spent for the apartments,” a release said. Also, he handed over cheques worth Rs 2.10 lakh each to three beneficiaries to build houses. The government will provide a total of Rs 98.28 crore to 4,680 persons across the State. “The Chief Minister has instructed to increase the subsidy amount to Rs 4 lakh to urban weavers to construct houses. As much as Rs 2.88 crore has been given to 72 weavers in urban areas. As part of Kalaignar Centenary Celebrations, house allocations to 100 persons with disabilities have been issued,” the release added. MSME and TNUHDB Minister TM Anbarasan, Textiles minister R Gandhi, Chief Secretary Shiv Das Meena, Housing and Urban Development Secretary C Samayamoorthy, and others took part in the event. Moreover, Stalin handed over patta to 3,543 families, who handed over their lands to Neyveli Lignite Corporation 65 years ago. Despite promises, the families could not get patta documents for land given by the government as an alternative. The Cooperative department’s warehouses with modern facilities, built at a cost of Rs 23.35 crore for the Agricultural Producers Cooperative Marketing Societies at Tiruchengode, Erode, Rasipuram, and Perundurai, were also inaugurated by the Chief Minister. Stalin also launched the F-Line online service to measure the boundaries of fields by surveyors.