June 15, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Rules to be simplified to provide sites and houses for poor: CM

Bengaluru. Jan 31.

Rules for alloting of sites and houses for poor and needy needs to be simplified, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Speaking after distributing title deeds for the eligible beneficiaries under the Chief Minister’s 1 lakh multi storey housing scheme being implemented by Rajiv Gandhi Housing Corporation, Mr. said, revenue sites without basic amenities would come up rampantly if layouts are not developed in accordance with legal provisions. State government would simplify the laws to enable the poor to own sites and houses, Bommai said.

It is important to provide housing in urban areas. But it is difficult to own a site or a house in urban areas. It is a social challenge. A roof over the head is very important along with food and water to lead a dignified life, Bommai said and appreciated the Housing minister for realising the project.

Payment in installments

About 46,000 houses are being distributed for the beneficiaries. Mr. Bommai
instructed the officials to select the beneficiaries for the remaining 64,000 houses too. He also instructed to offer a system of making payments in installments to help the beneficiaries.  

Bommai wanted the distribution of one lakh houses to be completed by December. One more project would be taken up if the ongoing project proves a success, he said.

Construction of a Township

Bommai instructed the officials to prepare a plan to build a satellite township for the poor with all civic amenities. It should have a good connecting road and the township should be self-sustaining, Bommai said.

Housing Revolution

Work on construction of 4 lakh houses in rural areas, one lakh houses in urban areas and 97,000 houses in slums. Most of the houses are being built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. State will witness a housing revolution in the coming days, Bommai said.

Housing minister V Somanna in his address said that construction of 46,499 houses has been completed and selection of beneficiaries has been started. Municipal Administration minister MTB Nagaraj, BDA Chairman SR Vishwanath and senior officials were present.

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