State to liberalise ‘Grihasree’ housing scheme

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014,19:26 IST By metrovaartha A A A

The Kerala government has proposed to liberalise ‘Grihasree’ housing scheme aimed at providing dwelling units to workers in the unorganised sector and below poverty line in the state, State Finance Minister K M Mani said.
Handing over keys of 40 flats constructed under the innovative Athani Housing scheme for workers hailing from poor strata of society yesterday he said the government would mobilise more funds with involvement of different companies in the state.
Out of the total cost of Rs three lakh per unit, the government contributed Rs two lakh and the rest was borne by the beneficiary, he said.
The government had already constructed 48 such units in Thrissur and work was on for 24 units in Thiruvananthapuram, he said, adding that government’s approval had been received for another 24 units in the state capital in fourth phase.
District Collector C A Latha, Housing Board Chairman Arakkal Balakrishna Pillai and Secretary P Suresh Babu spoke at the function presided over by A Pradeep Kumar, MLA.