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State for Public Private Partnership in Housing Programme

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Aug 25 (UNI) Karnataka today sought involvement of private sector in the housing programme with the state for providing shelter to the marginal section of the society to improve their living standards.

Inaugurating a one-day workshop on 'Steel in construction' organised by the INSDAG and JSW here today, the Karnataka Home and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M P Prakash in his address, referred to the Tata Group offer, for construction of 50,000 houses said grants provided by such groups could be deployed into various housing schemes for those living in below poverty line.

Opinioning that the sanction of Rs.25,000 per dwelling unit under both Centrally and State sponsored housing schemes and said that the actual cost was more than double. The limit for such housing schemes in urban areas was Rs.30,000 he said.

Mr Prakash also said that apart from the normal housing Schemes, Karnataka has plans to provide an additional 300,000 houses for the poor.

While lamenting that despite 59 years after Independence, 32 per cent of the population in the country were living below the povertyline and said that their number was in equal to the total population of the country when achieved independence.


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