With reference to the report, "Three lakh people to be evicted" (Page 1, Chennai city, December 22, 2006), K. S. Neelakantan, Director, Department of Environment, Chennai, writes: The slum dwellers along city waterways are to be only "resettled and rehabilitated with better living conditions in a phased manner. Alternative livelihood options and psycho-social support are also part of the resettlement process." This is detailed in the article. But the caption (heading) sensationalises this and gives a wrong picture to the public.

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