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Housing ministry team reviews scheme for poor

A team from the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation inspected the progress of houses being built for the urban poor at Poot Khurd near Bawana under the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme.

delhi Updated: Jul 15, 2012 23:28 IST
HT Correspondent

A team from the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation inspected the progress of houses being built for the urban poor at Poot Khurd near Bawana under the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme.

Secretary AK Mishra and additional secretary PK Mohanty along with a team of officials from the ministry reviewed the progress of the ongoing project.

The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) of the Government of India had approved 44,600 and 18,204 houses to be constructed by the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) and the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), respectively.

While the DSIIDC has constructed 13,820 flats and DUSIB 1,024 houses till date, another 18,760 and 17,180 dwelling units are under construction by the two agencies at various locations in Delhi.

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit is likely to allot about 500 flats to eligible slum dwellers soon.