Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa announces wedding halls


Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa has said she will build Amma kalyana mandapams (wedding halls) at 11 places in Tamil Nadu, at an estimated cost of Rs 83 crore. Arrangements will be made to book the halls through online facility.

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The halls will be having air-conditioned rooms for bride and groom, guest rooms, a dining hall and kitchen. In a statement, Jayalalithaa said that these wedding halls will help weaker sections of the society.

Explaining the rationale behind the scheme, Jayalalithaa says she understands how weaker sections struggle to carry out functions in expensive halls. The marriage halls will be built in Velachery, Korattur, Ayapakkam, Periyar Nagar, Tondiarpet in Chennai, Anna Nagar in Madurai, Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli, Salem and Kodungaiyur in Tiruvallur.

The Tamil Nadu housing board and cooperative societies will execute the project. In addition to this, Jayalalithaa also announced that 50,000 houses will be built by the Tamil Nadu slum clearance board at a cost of Rs 1800 crore. 

The government will provide a subsidy of Rs 945 crore to the beneficiaries to build 45,000 houses, according to The Times of India.

She said in a statement, "I have also ordered another 2,000 lower income/middle income/high income group tenements to be built by the TN housing board during the current fiscal itself," according to The Times of India. The cost of each LIG flat will be Rs 20 lakh and it will be 645 sq ft. The MIG flat will be 807 sq ft and will cost Rs 30 lakh.

Another scheme too has been announced under which 908 tenements will be constructed as rentals for Tamil Nadu government employees. Under which, 873 tenements will be constructed in Krishnagiri, Madurai, Thanjavur, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Kancheepuram, and Tirunelveli.

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