Women from economically weaker sections would get two per cent additional concession on loans to buy low-cost houses being built in the national capital under a Central Government scheme.
"We are building four lakh low cost houses in Delhi so that you need not live in 'jhuggis' anymore. Those who buy the houses in the name of women will be given a two per cent cut on interest rates," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told a gathering of women here today.
The Chief Minister was participating in an award function and facilitation ceremony oraganised by NGO Katha to celebrate the "spirit of women".
"Over the next four to five years we are going to build the low cost houses, which is part of the Centre's scheme. You can avail of loans and repay them within 25 years and the house is all yours," said Dikshit.
Dikshit, who was speaking amidst a slight drizzle here said, "It is good to see women getting ahead. There is no such force that can stop you, even a little bit of rain."
She said women are always welcome to visit her residence and submit their grievances. "I live at 3-Janpath and you can come in the morning between 9 am and 10.30 am and discuss any personal grievances you might have."