Coimbatore

CPI seeks house site allotment for people living along Muthannan tank

A few residents of Kumarasamy Colony in Ward 21 along with members of the Communist Party of India on Friday petitioned Coimbatore Corporation seeking allotment of house sites for those who have been living along the Muthannan tank.

Led by former Member of Legislative Assembly M. Arumugham, the petitioners said that over 500 residents in the area were living there for over 80 years enjoying all the benefits and schemes of the State Government.

The residents had petitioned the government for allotment of sites in the place they lived, but to date it had not responded. But the very government had established a warehouse for the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation.

It had also constructed a wall to prevent seepage of the tank water into the houses of a few residents.

The government should therefore allot house sites and the Corporation should recommend the same, the petitioners said.

They also suggested that if the government was reluctant to allot them the land, it could look at the 8.40-acre that was in possession of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board in Veerakeralam. A few years ago in 2011, when the residents approached the Corporation, the then administration said it had no objection to the land allotment.

Therefore, the Corporation should take up their case and write to the government for a solution, the petitioners added.

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