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NLUP to cover 12 lakh families by end of 2013

Posted on Nov 15, 07:23PM | UNI

The Mizoram government's flagship project New Land Use Policy will cover all the targeted 12.2 lakh families before the end of 2013, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said today.

He made the remarks while distributing the first installment of centrally-sponsored housing fund to 136 families at Serchhip town, the capital of his traditional constituency.

"The NLUP, that aims to uplift the poor, is going at a good pace. As of now, 90,000 families have been covered, and another 32,000 families will be covered before the end of this five-year term," he said.

Formed in December 2008, the term of the Lal Thanhawla-led Congress government ends next year.

The chief minister further stated that the Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHSDP), under the JNNURM, implemented in the state by the Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Department, had provided housing fund to 1,950 economically backward families in the six district headquarters of Mizoram.

Of these, 1,231 families have received the fund and the last batch of 719 families were being covered in this phase.

According to official sources, the central government has allocated Rs 710.41 lakh under the IHSDP for Serchhip district capital alone for construction of houses for 350 families. While construction of houses for 177 families have been completed those for 37 families were being constructed.

A sum of Rs 1,57,888 has been allocated for each family, to begiven in four instalments. The first and second instalments of Rs 59,000 each are meant for purchasing housing materials, and the third installment of Rs 29,888 for painting. The last installment of Rs 10,000 is for security. Of the entire amount, Rs 6,000 is the beneficiary's contribution.

Each house should be constructed in Assam-type measuring not less than 39 square metres.