Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced that the state government will build 50,000 houses for poor people in 28 towns of the state.

These 50,000 houses would be built under integrated housing scheme, apart from those being erected under the central project Indira Awas Yojana, Kumar said while handing over keys of 192 newly-built houses here to beneficiaries who are urban poor.

The houses were built in Isopur and Phulwarishrief areas of the state capital.

The Chief Minister stressed the need for constructing earthquake-resistant houses saying a master plan was being prepared for that for Patna city. Kumar also planted trees on the occasion.

(Agencies)

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