Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday said that 1,45,686 houses have been constructed under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) scheme in the state.
   
"1,45,686 houses have been constructed under IAY scheme since its inception in Jammu and Kashmir", Minister for Rural Development Ali Mohammad Sagar said in a written reply to a question by Dr Bashir Ahmed Veeri in the Legislative Council on Friday.
   
The scheme, which was launched in 2008, has been modified by the Government of India during the current financial year and sanitary latrine and smoke less chulhas have been deleted from the provisions and guidelines of the scheme, he said. However, 1,10,293 individual household latrines have been constructed so far in the state, he said.
   
(Agencies)