CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday gave approval for building 23,476 houses in various parts of the State through the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board. Those who wish to construct individual houses in 300 sq.ft space, will be provided with a grant of Rs.2.10 lakh per unit.
Of the 23,476 house to be constructed, 2,704 multi-storey tenements will be built in Chennai, Thanjavur, Tiruchy, Erode, Coimbatore, Pudukottai, Namakkal and Nagapattinam districts.
For economically weaker sections, 16,272 individual houses will be built in the owner’s house sites in Chennai, Vellore, Hosur, Ranipet, Virudhunagar and Madurai and in 157 town panchayats.
Each multi-storey tenement will be built in 400 sq.ft area and will have a multi-purpose room, bedroom, kitchen, balcony, bathroom and a toilet. The individual beneficiaries will be allowed to construct their houses in an area of 300 sq.ft. The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board will provide technical guidelines for building the house while the State government will provide a grant of Rs.2.10 lakh for each unit, an official release here said.
The Slum Clearance Board, during the past five years, had constructed 59,023 multi-storey tenements and individual houses. Besides, the works on 3,024 multi-storey tenements, 7,513 individual houses are on in various places, the release added.