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Over 300 cities identified for Housing for All scheme : Tripura yet to implement mandatory reforms
Over 300 cities identified for Housing for All scheme : Tripura yet to implement mandatory reforms
AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, August 31 (TIWN): Union government has identified over 300 cities and towns across nine states for implementing its Housing for All scheme, an official statement said on Sunday."Three hundred and five cities and towns have been identified in nine states for beginning construction of houses for the urban poor," said a statement from the housing and urban poverty alleviation ministry. The ministry will provide assistance of over Rs.200,000 crore over the next six years to enable two crore urban poor get their own houses, it said."Within two months of the launch of the Housing for All (Urban) mission, 15 states have signed memoranda of agreement (MoA) with the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation, committing themselves to implement six mandatory reforms essential for making a success of the housing mission in urban areas," the statement said.Under the Housing for All initiative, two crore houses are targeted to be built for the poor in urban areas by 2022.The states that have so far agreed to implement the mandatory reforms are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand.
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