Lohia Awas Yojana – The State Government led by the Hon’ble Cheif Minister Shri Yogi Aditynath has issued the second and final installment for 315 incomplete houses, whose construction was initiated by the previous SP government under the Uttar Pradesh Lohia Housing Scheme (Lhia Awas Yojana). After coming into power, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government had discontinued the housing scheme.

Details of Lohia Awas Yojana

After this decision of the state government of discontinuing of the Lojia Awas Yojana, the fate of as many as 315 households in Bijnor hanged in balance as they were practically left with no houses. That is because they had razed their ‘kuchcha’ houses to construct ‘pukka’ homes, for which fund was not fully issued by the authorities. A majority of these people were living in temporary housing units.

Now, the new NDA State Government has sanctioned a total amount of Rs 4.62 crore for the completion of these housing units. The authorities have been directed to complete the homes before winter arrives.

During the FY- 2016-17, a total number of 315 families were shortlisted for the scheme in Bijnor and an amount of Rs 3.75 lakh was to be provided to each family.

The previous government sanctioned the first installment of Rs 1.35 lakh around 11 months ago. The second installment was to be sanctioned after the walls of these housing units were completed in January this year. But, after that, the assembly elections process had initiated. When the BJP government came to power, it decided to discontinue the scheme.

News Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/meerut/up-govt-releases-fund-to-complete-housing-scheme-launched-by-sp-regime/articleshow/60976795.cms

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