Housing production targets
In 1972, the Tamil Nadu state government in India set a target to eradicate
all slums in Madras and rehouse the slum dwellers in new tenement buildings
by 1977. Over the following five years, 17,450 units were built by the
newly constituted Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board. However, despite this
impressive achievement around 190,000 households (900,000 people) remained
in unserviced shanties.
In 1972, the Karachi Development Authority set a target to construct 3,040
flats in the Jacob Lines Project to rehouse slum dwellers. By 1980, when
the project was abandoned, only some 800 units had been completed.
Source: Compiled by Patrick Wakely from his research notes.