TRICHY: The Tamil Nadu slum clearance board (TNSCB) has identified two potential locations to construct housing units for accommodating around 4,000 families in Trichy.

T M Anbarasan, minister for rural industries and slum clearance board along with municipal administration minister K N Nehru, inspected the new project sites being considered for a large scale housing project, on Friday.

The families whose houses are situated near waterbodies and objectionable lands will be relocated to the two sites identified in Panjappur and Kottapattu.

As many as 5,270 housing units being constructed at 15 locations of Pudukkottai district for those who have lost houses in the Gaja cyclone were also inspected.

Earlier, the rural industries department conducted a meeting with the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) representatives at the Ariyamangalam Sidco complex. The minister said that the state government has disbursed Rs 160 crore as investment subsidy to the MSME sector last month to overcome the hardships faced during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, R Ilango, president of Tiruchirapalli district tiny & small scale industries (TIDITSSIA) had requested the rural industries minister to improve the basic infrastructure of Sidco industrial estates. “We request the state government to help us get alternative work orders as there is no scope for thermal power plant orders,” Ilango said.

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