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Land acquisition to be over soon: Raja

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For the proposed 3,702-acre SEZ in Perambalur

Spot assessment : A.Raja, third from right, Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology, inspecting the construction of houses at Pudunaduvalur on Sunday. S.Palanisamy, right, Collector (in-charge), is in the picture. — Photo:M.Moorthy
Spot assessment : A.Raja, third from right, Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology, inspecting the construction of houses at Pudunaduvalur on Sunday. S.Palanisamy, right, Collector (in-charge), is in the picture. — Photo:M.Moorthy

Acquisition of land for the proposed 3,702-acre special economic zone (SEZ) in Perambalur district would be completed soon and 2,937 acres had already been acquired and handed over to the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), said A.Raja, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, here on Sunday.

Talking to reporters after inspecting the construction of concrete houses under the Kalaignar Housing Scheme in Pudunaduvalur village in the district, the Minister said 150 acres of Government land had been acquired last week for the SEZ and this would also be handed over to the TIDCO shortly.

Mr Raja said a meeting would soon be conducted in Perambalur to discuss the preliminary works and the allocation of land for various industries and other units. The meeting will be attended by the promoters of SEZ, officials from the TIDCO, District Collector, public representatives and other special invitees, he said.

The Minister said efforts were taken to complete the construction of the concrete houses and pointed out that officials were instructed to complete and hand over the houses before the end of December.

He said that in all 5,189 houses (3,457 under Kalaignar Housing Scheme and 1,732 under Indira Awaz Yojana scheme) would be built during the current year in Perambalur district for which the Government was providing a subsidy of Rs.75,000 per house.

Mr Raja said that houses under Kalaignar Housing Scheme and Indira Awaz Yojana scheme were now being built in Perambalur, Veppanthattai, Alathur and Veppur blocks in the district.

S.Palanisamy, Collector in-charge, M.Rajkumar, MLA, Balusamy, Revenue Divisional Officer, Periasamy, panchayat union chairman and other officials accompanied the Minister during his inspection.

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