Housing facility for BPL people by 2017: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 15:13

Hyderabad: The Central government aims to
provide a house to every person living Below Poverty Line by
2017, a Union minister said here Wednesday.

"The target is to provide a house to every person living
below the Below Poverty Line by 2017. The Ministry of Rural
Development is confident that the target will be achieved,"
Minister of State for Rural Development Pradip Jain `Aditya`
told reporters.

Jain was speaking after inaugurating a two-day workshop
on rural housing at the National Institute of Rural
Development here.

The government provides Rs 45,000 to the BPL people for
housing purpose under the rural housing initiatives, Jain
said, adding Rs 10,000 is provided by financial institutions.

He hoped that rural development experts and professionals
would come up with designs to build houses in rural areas
which would take care of the environment aspect and health of
the residents.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 15:13

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