Puducherry: Puduchery Chief Minister N
Rangasamy has said the administration is keen to ensure that Puducherry emerged as a hut free union territory` by the end of the 12th plan (2012-2017).
Honouring state freedom fighters at a function on the eve
of 63rd republic day here yesterday, he said the government
had decided to enhance the subsidy for converting huts into
concrete houses from present Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakhs.
Families of the downtrodden would be sanctioned Rs 4 lakhs
against Rs 2 lakhs now available for construction of concrete
structures, he said.
The housing scheme had been implemented through Slum
Clearance Board, he said.
He also said that the government would sanction Rs 10,000
to enable the families of the freedom fighters to meet
expenditure for funeral at the death of the freedom fighter.