Foundation laid for construction of houses for slum dwellers

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Mysore, Oct 21 (UNI) Karnataka Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Shobha Karandlaje laid foundation stone for construction of houses for slum dwellers under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) here today.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that the project was taken up jointly by Mysore City Corporation and Karnataka State Slum Clearance Board.

She said that, under this five year project sanctioned in 2007, 2768 houses would be constructed in the first stage at an estimated cost of Rs 67.57 crore and 2500 houses in the second stage at an estimated cost of Rs 90.93 crore. Each house, measuring 270 sq ft was estimated to cost Rs 1.80 lakh.

Mysore Nirmithi Kendra would construct 1168 houses of the first stage while the remaining houses would be entrusted to contractors in the second stage out of 2500 houses tender process has been completed for 1044 houses. About 15 acres of land has been acquired for the purpose. Mysore city has 75 slum in which 51,870 dwellers live in 8929 families.

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