Life Mission Project Phase 1 Nearing End Achieved Only 11% Target
Phase 1 of Life Mission project, which aims to complete the construction of incomplete houses under various housing schemes, is nearing its end but has achieved only 11% of the target in the district.
The first phase has its focus on helping completion of houses under various schemes such as Indira Awaas Yojana, EMS Housing Scheme, Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme, Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana apart from schemes by government departments like fisheries and SC/ST welfare. Of the 1,408 houses the construction of which are proposed to be completed by March 31, only 154 houses are complete.
Once this phase is completed, the government will start building houses for homeless and landless people not covered under these schemes. Work on 269 houses coming under the first phase of Life Mission is yet to be started. Construction of around 1,139 houses are partially complete.
Most of the houses to be built under the first phase of Life Mission in Ernakulam comes under the scheduled castes development department. The order from the government to mobilize funds for it came only last week and hence there was a delay, said district convener of the mission.
Of the 1,408 houses, around 523 houses were originally under schemes provided by the SC department. He said that though funds for them are higher than others, the numbers are less when compared to other states.
In general, there is no major shortage of funds in Ernakulam now. There could be shortages in the grama panchayat-level but they were able to receive funds from the district panchayat. So, the work on houses is currently going on in full swing and hoping to complete the project on time. There are around 255 houses to be built in various grama panchayats of which only 29 houses have been completed.
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