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Spot study: Collector C. Rajendran inspecting the progress of works of Samathuvapuram at Vengalapuram on Wednesday. — Photo : R.JAWHAR
Spot study: Collector C. Rajendran inspecting the progress of works of Samathuvapuram at Vengalapuram on Wednesday. — Photo : R.JAWHAR

Work on the Samathuvapuram at Vengalapuram is in the final stages of completion. This is the eighth Samathuvapuram in Vellore district.

District Collector C. Rajendran, who inspected the Samathuvapuram on Wednesday, had a word of warning for beneficiaries of the scheme who resorted to either selling or renting out the houses allotted to them in the Samathuvapuram.

“Action will be taken against those who sell or rent out the house allotted to them under the scheme. If we find such cases, the allotment will be cancelled and the house re-allotted to another eligible person,” he told reporters.

During a survey of six Samathuvapurams in the district, officials had found that two allotted houses at Poigai were rented. Notices were issued and the original beneficiary has occupied the house, Project Officer of District Rural Development Agency N. Arul Jothi Arasan said. To prevent such incidents, he said that the pattas issued to beneficiaries of the Samathuvapuram at Jolarpet contains “not for sale” seal. “We have informed the sub registrar and district registrar. These pattas contain the seal and the houses cannot be sold,” he added.

The upcoming Samathuvapuram at Vengalapuram has 100 houses. The overall land for each house measures 2,400 square feet. The built-in area for each house is 257 square feet, Mr. Rajendran said.

The houses will be allotted in the following ratio – 40 per cent SC, 25 per cent BC, 25 per cent MBC and 10 per cent OC. “The Samathuvapuram is in the final stages of completion. We will complete the works soon and allot the houses to the eligible beneficiaries,” he mentioned.

The entire Samathuvapuram including road works, water supply and power connection is being established at Rs. 2.6 crore, Mr. Arasan noted.

Among others, Sub-Collector-Tirupattur Lalitha Lakshmi was present.

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