Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has promised that the state government will build 2,000 houses for the poor in Bengaluru. The state government has also identified land for the project.
“It is the Prime Minister’s wish…In the next three to four years everyone should have a house. In this regard, we have decided to build 10 to 12 storey buildings in Bengaluru,” Yediyurappa told reporters after holding a meeting with finance department officials.
“After a week, I will inspect two to three spots. This year we have set a target of two lakh houses. To complete this, we have identified 1,000 acres of land,” Yediyurappa added.
He said this scheme will have housing with necessary facilities like lift and will be in accordance to projects that have been done in Gujarat and other states of the country.
This comes as the state government under former CM HD Kumaraswamy had announced that 1 lakh houses would be built for poor in November, 2018. At that time, the state government had announced 14-storey houses will be built for the purpose.
At that time, then Minister Krishna Byre Gowda, said, “With lack of availability of land and possible constraint on resources, the cabinet has resolved to increase the number of floors under the housing scheme to 14 instead of the previous three floors.”
Thursday’s meeting was also centred around the Prime Minister’s Kisan Samman Yojana and other big ticket schemes of the government. “I have discussed the state’s financial status and revenue collections which are at a satisfactory level. I have also discussed the issuance of a government order to give effect to the Debt Relief Act,” the CM said in this regard.
Yediyurappa said that the government will formulate an implementation plan for the Debt Relief Act which recently got the President’s assent and Kumaraswamy termed it as his “parting gift”.