Utter chaos prevailed at MCC Zone-I office in Akkanabalaga premises on Thyagaraja Road in city this morning as Police resorted to a mild lathi charge to disperse thousands of people who thronged the premises to take applications for allotment of houses to parents of children studying in Government schools in city and residing in rented houses which is the brain child of District in-charge Minister S.A. Ramdas.

The programme had been organised to issue applications for allotment of houses to parents of children studying in government schools and living in rented houses, parents of physically challenged students studying in government schools and living in rented houses and widows living in rented houses under the ambitious Swantha Soorina Ooru Mysooru (City of own houses) Scheme launched by the government.

Speaking on the occasion, Ramdas, who declared that the scheme was not an election gimmick as dubbed by some, said that a total of 33,400 such families in city had been identified out of which 12,000 were from Krishnaraja Constituency and added that allotments will be based on the report conducted by the survey.

Stating that CM Jagdish Shettar would perform bhoomi puja for construction of these houses in city on Mar.21, Ramdas added that the allottees of the houses would be given Rs.75, 000 as subsidy and a loan of Rs.2 lakh by the Central government and the remaining given by banks to be repaid over a period of 20 years.

Although the allottees are required to submit caste and income certificates and an affidavit along with the application , they have been permitted to submit the same after allotment of houses under the scheme.

Corporators M.V. Ramprasad, R. Ramprasad, Manjunath, Parveen Taj, Vanitha Prasanna, Shiva Kumar, Jagadeesh and former Corporator M.D. Parthasarathy were among those present at the venue where more than 2000 house-seekers had gathered to collect their applications which will be issued till Mar. 23 to be filled and submitted before Mar. 26.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore