Belagavi City Corporation to provide housing for slum dwellers

Belagavi City Corporation to provide housing for slum dwellers
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Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) is planning to provide housing facility to those living in slums, along with the families of below poverty line and low-income groups under the centre’s ‘housing for all’ scheme clubbing various central and state government-run housing schemes.

As per a socio-economic survey conducted in 2011, there are 52,900 families in Belagavi city without housing facility living in slums or in small huts or kaccha houses.

BCC commissioner G Prabhu informed that the city corporation is conducting a survey of houseless and people living in slums. Sixty surveyors and 10 supervisors have been appointed for the survey. The commissioner urged citizens falling in the category to apply within a fortnight with required documents.

Slum dwellers would be distributed houses of about 350 sq ft in G plus 3 or G plus 4 size apartments in the area where they are already residing. For this project, the central government provides Rs 2.80 lakh to SC/STs and Rs 2.20 lakh for others. While the rest of the amount would be contributed by the city corporation, added Prabhu. The corporation has taken up construction of 1,044 houses at seven slums of the total 39 declared slums in the first phase under Rajiv Awas Yojana.

The corporation, in order to provide affordable houses to low-income groups, has purchased 28 acres 38 gunta land in Anagol, Alarwad and Kanabargi where about 3,500 houses would be constructed. The contribution of SC/STs would be 10% in this scheme while 20% for others.

Source : Urbannewsdigest



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