The State Revenue Department will allot land at the rate of Re 1 per square foot to the Urban Administration and Development Department to construct low-cost residential quarters for the economically weaker sections and poorer sections of the society in the urban pockets of the State.

The project is to come up under ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All’ scheme, officials informed. The Government land will be made available to the urban bodies.

Notably, nearly six lakh poor families in rural areas of Chhattisgarh will be provided housing facility under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) during the next three years.

These houses will be constructed at the total estimated cost of Rs 7219 crore.

This information was provided in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh at the Mantralaya to review PMAY (Rural) here recently.

In the meeting, the Chief Minister said that these houses will be allotted to landless, homeless, disabled and families with women as head of the family with priority.

On the occasion, the officials gave presentation on models of houses to be built in villages under PMAY.

It was informed in the meeting that in three years, nearly six lakh families in rural areas of the State will be benefitted under PMAY. Government has set the target of constructing nearly 5.76 lakh houses at the cost of 7219 crore.

This includes construction of 1.74 lakh houses at the cost of nearly Rs 2200 crore in fiscal year 2016-17.

A total of 36 cities of Chhattisgarh have been selected for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) ‘Housing for All’ (HFA) Mission 2022, officials informed.

The cities have been divided in to 8 clusters.