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Updated: September 20, 2010 01:46 IST

Construction of 21 lakh houses planned in State

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Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin inspecting a house being constructed under Kalaignar Housing Scheme at Melasangarankuzhi in Kanyakumari district on Sunday. Photo: A. Shaikmohideen
The Hindu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin inspecting a house being constructed under Kalaignar Housing Scheme at Melasangarankuzhi in Kanyakumari district on Sunday. Photo: A. Shaikmohideen

They will be constructed within six years, says Stalin

As many as 21 lakh houses would be constructed under Kalaignar Housing Scheme within a period of six years. The works were going on in full swing and it would be completed within the stipulated period, said Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin here on Sunday.

He is on a visit to inspect the arrangements made for Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's visit to Kanyakumari district after six years.

The Chief Minister would attend Thanthai Periyar and Aringar Anna birth anniversary celebrations as well as the formation day of Dravida Munnetra Kazagham to be held at South Travancore College exhibition ground on Monday.

Mr. Stalin inspected the progress of Kalaignar Housing scheme at Mela Sankarankuzhi along with Tourism Minister N. Suresh Rajan, MP J. Helen Davidson, Collector Rajendra Ratnoo and other officials.

Later speaking to presspersons, he said that as Kanyakumari consisted of few town panchayats, it had been decided to construct 1,539 houses.

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