CM assures houses for slum dwellers by 2010

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday said the Government will construct houses for all slum dwellers by December 2010 and make Bangalore a slum-free City.Speaking after laying the foundation stone for construction of 1,500 houses in the Ragigudda slum at JP Nagar 2nd phase, the chief minister said, “All 570 slums in the City will be rehabilitated under the JNNURM-BSUP scheme.Nearly 10 lakh people continue to reside in slums. The priority of the government is to provide housing facilities for the backward classes and the downtrodden.”Yeddyurappa further said that title deeds would be  given for nearly 15,000 people who reside on Government land.Residents of the Ragigudda slum have been provided a bio-metric identity card for rehabilitation at the new block. The function was organised by the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board.

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