Bhopal, April 5: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked to make rules for Housing Guarantee Act for the poor and people belonging to the lower income group by the end of this month. CM Chouhan issued instructions during the high-level review meeting held today at the Mantralaya to prepare a roadmap to provide facility to those eligible for housing facility. He said that the list of eligible beneficiaries in both rural and urban areas should also be prepared in the prescribed time limit.
It was informed at the meeting that at least five lakh houses would be made available to urban poor in the cities by next year for which a detailed work plan has also been prepared. Nearly Rs 25,000 crores would be invested in housing construction under the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme. So far Rs 2 lakh 45 thousand houses have already been approved. Until now 35,500 urban poor have already been provided houses. Under the Nagar Uday Abhiyan, three lakh urban beneficiaries have already been given authority letters for houses.
Earlier, Chief Minister held meeting with the Vice President of New Development Bank Xian Zhu today. Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards Zhu for providing assistance in road projects of the state. He mentioned that they will work together for infrastructure development in future too. Shri Zhu appreciated the development works undertaken in the state.
Singh mentioned that assistance from the New Develoment Bank will help developing nations to become developed nations. He urged him to provide assistance in infrastructure development projects. Zhu said that working with India and state was a good experience. His bank will work with them in future also. He assured assistance to Madhya Pradesh. CM Chouhan stated that they will share techniques and knowledge mutually. We will learn from each other and will make efforts to undertake best works in Madhya Pradesh.