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Nod to funds for 1 lakh houses

Ranchi, Jan. 1: The Union rural development ministry has agreed to grant funds to build one lakh dwelling units for the poor under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) in Jharkhand this fiscal, asking for a district-wise break up of beneficiaries under the scheme that is largely sponsored by the Centre.

On December 10, deputy chief minister Sudesh Kumar Mahto had written to Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh seeking special assistance for the state, which is witnessing a huge backlog in execution of IAY in rural areas.

The issue was also discussed during Ramesh’s visit to Ranchi on December 8-9.

Special secretary, state rural development department, Paritosh Upadhyay told The Telegraph, “The Centre has demanded a district-wise list of one lakh IAY houses. We expect the funds in a week.”

The plan will extend to beneficiaries in all the 24 districts, of which 18 are covered under the Centre’s Integrated Action Plan (IAP) focused on curbing left-wing extremism.

In districts under IAP, Rs 48,500 is provided for a pucca dwelling unit keeping in view the inhospitable terrain in many areas.

In the rest of the districts, the beneficiaries are entitled to get Rs 45,000 for every dwelling unit.

The Centre’s share of funding for the housing plan is 75 per cent, while the state bears the remainder.

Upadhyay said the state’s budget had already made a provision of funds for an additional one lakh IAY houses in 2012-13. This fiscal, the Centre has already sanctioned construction of 69,000-odd IAY units.

But sources in the rural development department said since 1996, only 8.5 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families had been benefited under IAY.


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