The Minister for Railways, Mamata Banerjee, has announced Sukhi Griha Scheme in the Railway budget speech for 2011-12.
Mamata Banerjee said poverty drives many people to live dangerously near railway tracks and often risk their lives. These dwellers also affect smooth movement of trains. She said the Railways has decided to give them small shelter through Sukhi Griha Scheme. The Minister said the scheme is being taken up on pilot basis to provide 10,000 dwelling units at Mumbai, Sealdah, Siliguri, Tiruchirapalli and other places.
She informed the Parliament that over four lakh disadvantaged citizens have benefited through the Izzat Scheme announced in 2009-10.