Kolkata: The West Bengal government has
sanctioned Rs 500 crore during current the financial year to
construct shelters for the urban poor.
"The Municipal Affairs Department has been
sanctioned a budgetary alloacation of Rs 500 crore by the
government for construction of new houses and repair of
existing shelters for urban poor, Urban Development and
Municipal Affairs minister Asok Bhattacharya said here today.
The families headed by by women and handicapped
would get priority while there would be reservations for SC,
ST and minorities.
Stating that units would not be more than 272 sq ft
he said, if required multi-storeyed cooperative buildings
could be constructed.
The government would give a maximum grant of Rs
one lakh for new houses or flats and Rs 60,000 for repair or
restoration of existing ones, he said.