A socio-economic survey for the implementation of the housing scheme for urban slum dwellers aimed at making the Tiruchi Corporation and Local Planning Authority areas “slum-free” has commenced and residents should extend their cooperation by providing correct information to the enumerators, said Corporation Commissioner K.Veera Raghava Rao.

Speaking at a consultative meeting with officials of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB), the nodal agency of the scheme, and the Corporation here on Tuesday, Mr.Rao appealed to the officers of the two agencies to work in coordination to ensure that the survey was carried out properly covering all hutments.

The scheme would to be implemented in the Tiruchi Corporation and Local Planning Authority limits.

The project, to be implemented over a five-year period commencing 2012, aims to provide houses to the urban poor with all necessary basic amenities and hygiene requirements.

The survey for the project has been taken up by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Taramani, Chennai, through the Seshasayee Institute of Technology and Periyar Maniammai University, Mr.Rao said. In the first phase, the survey was underway in Srirangam area.

Hutment dwellers should provide correct information to the enumerators visiting the slums for the survey, he said.

S.Raja Mohamed, City Engineer, S.Suresh, Executive Engineer, TNSCB, R.Chandran and S.Arunchalam, Corporation Executive Engineers, and assistant commissioners, assistant executive engineers and surveyors of the Corporation attended the meeting.