Chandigarh: In order to provide affordable accommodation to the urban poor in Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda government will construct 1.30 lakh houses in the next two years.

The decision was taken in the review meeting headed by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who instructed the officials concerned to prepare a special scheme for labourers and industrial workers.

A pilot project worth 489.92 crore under the Rajiv Awas Yojana is in the pipeline to provide basic infrastructure and housing facilities in the slum areas in Faridabad, Rohtak, Gurgaon, Ambala city, Ambala cantt and Yamunanagar-Jagdhari.

The proposal will be sent to the Central Government for its approval. The Centre will bear the 50 percent of the costs incurred on this project.

Housing Board and Urban Local Bodies Department each will build 40,000 houses, while Haryana Urban Development Authority will construct 50,000 homes.

Housing Minister Satpal Sangwan, Chief Secretary PK Chaudhary, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Chhatar Singh, Additional Principal Secretary KK Khandelwal, Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayat Department, Ramnivas, Principal Secretary, Finance Department Sanjiv Kaushal also attended the meeting.

JPN/Bureau

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