Officials from Life Mission said in the first phase, the mission focused on completing houses that had been abandoned halfway for want of money
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is scheduled to make an official declaration about completing over two lakh houses under the Life Mission on Saturday.
Officials from Life Mission said in the first phase, the mission focused on completing houses that had been abandoned halfway for want of money. Apart from government funds, contributions from the public have also gone into the construction of houses.
Life Mission spent Rs 670 crore in the first phase and Rs 5,851 crore in the second phase.
The Life mission had joined hands with leading suppliers of construction materials and items for making quality products available for the housing project. Apart from it, the construction of houses under the Life Mission was made part of MGNREGS, which helped the beneficiaries to avail 90 days of work from the job guarantee scheme. For the homeless, Life Mission is going ahead with the construction of apartments.
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Friday said that state government has achieved a milestone by completing two lakh houses under the Life Mission. The state government brought a scheme, to provide houses for the needy.
“The Left government promised to provide houses for all and also achieved a milestone by completing two lakh houses under the Life Mission. The next phase of the project aims to construct apartment complexes is in progress,” Isaac said.
“The apartment complexes will be built for those who do not have land and home. About 100 sites across Kerala have been recognized to build these apartment complexes, ” he said.
The Kerala government is planning to complete 100 apartment complexes using dry construction pre-fab technology in some days.
Isaac said, “These housing projects are likely to benefit about 2 million people,”. He added that the next phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in 2021.