UP Govt to provide 1.01 lakh houses to needy thro Housing Scheme

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Lucknow, Jul 18 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh government today decided to provide two-room houses free-of-cost to the urban poor living Below the Poverty Line (BPL), destitute widows and physically challenged under the Kanshi Ram Urban Poor Housing Scheme.

The decision to this effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided over by UP Chief Minister Mayawati.

The cost of these houses would be Rs 1.75 lakh. Around 1,01,000 units would be constructed under first phase (2008-09) of the scheme.

As many as 1,500 houses per district would be constructed in 60 districts having larger urban population, while in 11 district 1,000 residences per district would be constructed. The state government has made a provision of Rs 500 crore for the purpose, and more funds would be allocated as per the requirement.

Under this scheme, 23 per cent houses would be reserved for the Sceduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST), 27 per cent for the Other Backward Class (OBC) and 50 per cent for the General Category candidates. Besides, the Disabled would essentially be alloted houses on the ground floor and those living below the poverty line would be eligible for the allotment.

For its verification, the applicant would have to submit a BPL certificate. For the eligibility under the destitute widows and disabled persons category, submission of certificate would be required.

More, the allottees would be exempted from house and water taxes under this scheme.

During the first phase, the district selected for the construction of 1,500 houses would be provided 10 acre of land for the purpose, while those districts where 1,000 houses would be constructed, would be provided seven acre of land. The arrangement of land would be ensured under the supervision of the concerning District Magistrates (DMs). The plinth area of every housing unit would be 35 sq mt.

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