The Center intends to double the target of rural housing under Indira Awaas Yojna in the next five years, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
In a written reply to a question, Union Minister of State for Rural Development Pradeep Jain Aditya stated that 60 lakh houses were envisaged to be constructed under Indira Awaas Yojna during the "Bharat Nirman period" from 2005-06 to 2008-09.
"It has now been proposed to double this figure and to construct 120 lakh houses during the next five year's period starting from the current year 2009-10," he informed the House.
The physical target for the current year is for the construction of 40.52 lakh houses, the minister added.
He was replying to a question whether government has proposed to increase the target of rural housing under Indira Awaas Yojna.