How about one room tenements for construction workers,in the suburbs?In all the South Indian cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Cochin and so on, we have hundreds of thousands of construction labor who are from the local cities or the villages surrounding the cities or even from the North of India.
Though the minimum wages have gone up, these poor souls who get us to live in the most fancy apartments with fabulous facilities, do not even have places to live. They live in huts with horrible facilities. Why not force the builders to build some one room tenements, with a small kitchen and a rest room/bathroom, in the suburbs? The Government can allocate say, some 50 acres of land in some village, which is some 45 kilometers from the city, but livable. The transport should also be provided by the employer. The builders can charge a maximum of Rs.50 as rent. These tenements should never be sold. Some sixty thousand small tenements can help the construction labor to live in peace and with dignity.
Can this be done?