Chennai’s Second Master Plan envisions “a prime metropolis which will become more livable, economically vibrant, environmentally sustainable, and with better assets for future generations”. However, an examination of this vision from the perspective of the urban poor reveals that the plan does not address social and economic inequalities.
The C&AG's state audit report for all departments coming under the General and Social Services category, including the Housing and Urban Development department, was tabled in the Tamil Nadu Legislative assembly on 29th September 2015. The report brings to light many serious shortcomings in the functioning of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board.
Intergrated Cooum River Eco-Restoration Plan - Drawings from the Social Assessment Report (Vol 5 of the Final Report) contains maps showing 'Action on Slums', 'Negative social impact' and 'Affected Land' dated February 2014 received from CRRT in response to an RTI.
Chennai River Restoration Trust (CRRT) implementation of 60 short term sub projects at an estimated cost of Rs.604.77 crores under Integrated Cooum River Eco Restoration Project - Administrative Sanction - Accorded - Order issued received from CRRT in response to an RTI.