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‘Steps will be taken to regularise houses in K.R. Mills Colony’

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5,000 residents have been staying in the colony for over 75 years: Ramdas

Visit:Minister in-charge of Mysore district S.A. Ramdas talking to residents of K.R. Mill Colony near Mysore on Monday.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM
Visit:Minister in-charge of Mysore district S.A. Ramdas talking to residents of K.R. Mill Colony near Mysore on Monday.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

Minister in-charge of Mysore district S.A. Ramdas promised that the State government will take steps to regularise houses in K.R. Mill Colony on the Mysore-Bangalore State highway.

The Minister gave this assurance after visiting the colony and interacting with residents, who were in a state of worry following the move to evict them.

Problems

The Minister, who went around the colony and discussed the residents’ problems, told presspersons here on Monday that over 5,000 residents had been staying in the colony for over 75 years. “The issue has been discussed with the Chief Minister,” he added.

The residents said they had constructed houses at their own cost after the closure of K.R. Mills, and urged the State government to declare the colony a revenue village and provide title deeds.

They had staged protests outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office recently in support of their demand, and urged the government to come to their rescue. The management of K.R. Mills factory, which became defunct in 1984, had pledged the land (including the land where the colony has come up) and the machinery in the factory as surety while taking loans from a bank. The bank planned to sell the land and houses currently occupied by the residents to recover the money.

In view of the eviction threat, the residents, who have formed an association to fight their case, have been urging elected representatives to provide justice to them.


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