August 29, 2010

West Bengal urban poor get Rs.400 crore for house building

23rd August, 2010

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government has allocated Rs.400 crore this fiscal for building dwelling units or renovating the old ones for the urban poor, who did not benefit from the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

A state government press release said Rs.1 lakh would be utilised for construction of each new house and Rs.60,000 for renovation of the existing ones.
'The beneficiaries are not required to pay a single farthing under this scheme. They may spend additional amount of money if possible, or may contribute to the scheme by way of manual labour,' the release said.

The government had allocated Rs.500 crore in the last financial year (2009-10) for the same purpose.

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