Gujarat Govt to Construct Remain Six Lakh Housing Units for Poor

The urban development minister Mr. Venkaiah Naidu has reviewed the implementation of the housing scheme initiatives in Gujarat which was launched by the central government over the past two years.

Naidu informed that the government had decided to develop 7 lakh houses for poor but according to the reports only 1 lakh houses have been constructed. In this regard, Naidu has instructed the Gujarat government to expedite proposals for the remaining 6 lakh houses.

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, minister of state for urban development Shankar Chaudhary, secretaries to the Government of India, Dr Nandita Chatterjee and Rajiv Gauba and Gujarat chief secretary J N Singh attended the one-and-a-half-hour review meeting.

After the meeting, Mr. Naidu said that the government has 290 crores for the Swachata Mission. Besides this, Naidu also informed that all urban households in Gujarat will be provided with water taps during the financial year 2017-18 under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Gujarat will focus on improving drainage facilities and on setting up of sewage treatment plants.

To achieve its target, an action plan would be released by the state government with an investment of Rs 2,279 crore under the Atal Mission.

The central government has also approved an investment of Rs 2,605 crore for 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial year under the Atal Mission, of which about half would be provided as central assistance.

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