CMC proposes to construct flats for poor

The State government has okayed the proposal to construct flats for those poor roofless people in Udupi CMC limits, under various housing schemes. Accordingly, the CMC has started the process to identify the government land for constructing the apartments.

The CMC has chalked out plans to construct 360 flats. The government land is available near Ammani Ramanna hall, Kalyanapura near Santhekatte, Manchi at Indrali. The survey will be carried out to ascertain the extent of the land available.

Under the housing schemes, the CMC had initially taught of distributing sites among the poor. However, as there was shortage of the government land for distribution, the CMC decided to construct apartments and hand it over to the poor.

Ashraya Samithi headed by MLA Raghupathy Bhat will select the beneficiaries. The CMC commissioner will be the secretary of the Samithi. The Committee has received 1,200 applications for the housing schemes.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, MLA Raghupathy Bhat said “the process to identify land has begun. Once the land is identified, beneficiaries will be selected.”

The CMC President Kiran Kumar said “two storeyed apartment will be constructed. The beneficiaries will get financial assistance of Rs 70,000 from the government. The remaining amount will have to be borne by the beneficiaries in the form of bank loan. The bank loan should be repaid by the beneficiaries. Each flat would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 3.5 lakh.”

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