Chennai: Ten thousand families living along River Adyar have been given permanent houses to relocate them to safer places and to make the river free from obstructions.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa gave away the keys to five beneficiaries in a function at the Secretariat to mark the allotment.
The families will be given Rs. 5000 each to shift their belongings and Rs. 2500 per month for a year as sustenance allowance. The state slum clearance board had built the dwelling units much earlier in Thoraipakkam and Perumbakkam.
The state government has announced that one lakh houses would be given to the hutment dwellers along the rivers Cooum, Adyar and Buckingham Canal in the city under the ‘Housing for All’ scheme and through the state Slum Clearance Board. (ANI)