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Last Updated : Aug 10, 2016 06:11 PM IST | Source: PTI

Assam sets target for building 2.85 lakh houses for urban poor

The chief minister said those eligible under the scheme must have an annual income up to Rs 3 lakh and for LIG household with an annual income between Rs 3 to 6 lakh. The beneficiaries should not own a pucca house either in his/her name or in the name of any member of his/her family in any part of the country.


The Assam government today set a target of constructing 2.85 lakh houses for the urban poor in 96 towns across the state under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.


A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting convened by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here, an official release said.


The chief minister said those eligible under the scheme must have an annual income up to Rs 3 lakh and for LIG household with an annual income between Rs 3 to 6 lakh. The beneficiaries should not own a pucca house either in his/her name or in the name of any member of his/her family in any part of the country.

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Sonowal emphasised on construction of dwelling units in an organised way with facilities like open spaces and playground.

State Finance Himanta Biswa Sarma underlined the need for involving Assam State Housing Board, Housefed and other builders in the construction work and selection of suitable sites.



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First Published on Aug 10, 2016 06:04 pm
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