Chennai, Nov 15
The Taminadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today said that the government has proposed to construct 2.5 million affordable houses in the state to create hut free villages and slum free cities. He asserting that Tamil Nadu was a leading state in the implementation of ‘Housing for All’ programme.
Of this, almost 1.4 million dwelling units were to be constructed in urban areas. So far, dwelling units have been sanctioned for 0.5 million families, he said.
He today inaugurated an International symposium on Reimagining Inclusive Cities here. A release said the symposium is organised by Tamil Nadu government and government of Germany. The event will focus on planning, land, housing and infrastructure. Over 50 delegates will participate.
He said Tamil Nadu was a leading state in the implementation of the Housing for All programme, in particular, the Beneficiary Led Construction vertical, because of the progress the state has attained, in land titling. Stating that the demand for housing has been increasing over the years and there was always a gap, between demand and supply, Mr Panneerselvam said the housing scenario in the State revealed that slums have grown, along with housing for other income groups.