Monday, July 5, 2010

Community villages planned in all districts

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Revenue Minister K.P. Rajendran said on Monday that community villages would be developed in all districts for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

The Minister was replying to the debate on the demands for grants for Land Revenue, District Administration and Miscellaneous and Relief on Account of Natural Calamities in the Assembly.

Mr. Rajendran said the villages were planned as part of various housing schemes being implemented for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

The villages would have all the basic amenities besides housing. The first village would come up in Kasaragod district.

The Minister announced that the government proposed to bring in legislation for a social security scheme covering people affected by land acquisitions.

He said the distribution of titles deeds to all eligible settlers and tribespeople would be completed by the end of this year.

Altogether 1.5 lakh titles were being granted.

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