Five Lakh Homeless Beneficiaries Identified Under Life Mission Kerala
Kerala Chief Minister told, over five lakh beneficiaries had been identified under the Life Mission Kerala. The all-women network Kudumbashree had conducted a statewide survey and as many as 797 local self government bodies had finalised the list of beneficiaries, he told the state Assembly.
The Chief Minister said that a total of 75,065 Scheduled Caste people, 14,085 Scheduled Tribes and 6,000 fishermen were among those identified as beneficiaries. The survey has identified 5.13 lakh persons as homeless in the state. And government is trying to address the issues of all of them under the Life Mission Kerala programme.
The aim was to complete construction of 66,750 houses, work of which began under various earlier schemes but remained incomplete, before March 31 this year. Construction of houses of those who have neither land nor houses would be considered in the next phase. The construction of houses for 1.76 lakh homeless people who have land by their own will be completed by 2018-19, he said, adding that Rs 4 lakh would be spent for each such house.
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