Karnataka Govt. to Built Six Lakh Houses under Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana
As per the published news, the Karnataka government has decided to buy private lands in that places where the government was unable to identify land for housing projects. This news was released by the Housing Minister M. Krishanppa on Tuesday.
According to the reports, the government will be spent over Rs. 25 lakh for constructing houses to ensure that nobody remained homeless. In a meeting of officials with his and municipalities and others from the Mysuru division, Mr. Krishnappa admitted that the availability of government land had remained a challenge in towns and cities for housing projects. “In such places, we are thinking of building houses vertically,” he added.
Minister said around 45,000 houses will be constructed with an investment of Rs. 2,500 crore. Besides this, about 24,000 houses will be built by Karnataka Housing Board.
He also informed that the government will also provide free land for the Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana and the building of homes has been increased from Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 9 lakh.
According to the sources, the government has also decided to purchase lands at the cost of Rs. 75 lakh an acre as in the case of Bengaluru and nearby places and the government has set a target to build to build 9.75 lakh houses. About four lakh houses have already been built and remaining houses will be built by next year spending over Rs 2,000 crore.
The minister said that at least six lakh houses will be provided to the beneficiaries by 2016-2017. In this regard, the officials have been asked to ensure proper selection of beneficiaries under the scheme. He also said the selection process should be transparent.
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