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2016. Annanur. Broken homes and despair for those who have made homes along a small lake. These are 'porambokku' or unused lands at the hands of the Government which can be repurposed. Without a 'patta' or proper documentation, they fear eviction any minute, despite some of them living here for as long as they remember. They continue to pay property tax and electricity bills but a legal document evades them. Without legal proof, they cannot claim relief and rehabilitation from any Government agency in times of calamity, like the 2016 floods.
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2016 Smitha Tumuluru
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Annanur - A Chennai Suburb
2016. Annanur. Broken homes and despair for those who have made homes along a small lake. These are 'porambokku' or unused lands at the hands of the Government which can be repurposed. Without a 'patta' or proper documentation, they fear eviction any minute, despite some of them living here for as long as they remember. They continue to pay property tax and electricity bills but a legal document evades them. Without legal proof, they cannot claim relief and rehabilitation from any Government agency in times of calamity, like the 2016 floods.