Bhopal:April 2, 2008:As many as 93 thousand houses are being constructed in the state for homeless people at a cost of Rs 212 crore. Out of these, construction of 45 thousand houses has already been completed.Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Rustam Singh has informed that 67 thousand 956 houses are being constructed under Indira Awas Yojana, 12 thousand 976 houses under Backward Region Grand Fund and 12 thousand 800 houses under Mukhya
Mantri Awas Yojana (Apna Ghar). For this purpose, provision of Rs 147 crore 74 lakh was made in the year 2007-08 under Indira Awas Yojana, Rs 32 crore 43 under BRGF and Rs 32 crore 43 lakh under Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana.
Under Indira Awas Yojana, Rs 25 thousand grant is provided to beneficiaries living below poverty line for construction of new house. This amount is provided in two equal instalments of Rs 12 thousand 500. Similarly, for kucha houses’ improvement Rs 10 thousand is given in two equal instalments of Rs five thousand.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced at Adivasi Panchayat that houses would be provided to homeless families belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana (Apna Ghar Yojana) was implemented in fulfillment the Chief Minister’s announcement. Under this scheme, the state government would spend Rs 57 crore 84 lakh for providing 23 thousand 56 houses to homeless SC/ST families in as many Gram Panchayats.