Paying just Rs 25,000 an economically challenged person can now own a house.
The state Urban development minister Firhad Hakim said that in addition to the money given by the beneficiary, the state government would provide another Rs 1.92 lakhs and the Centre will give Rs 1.50 lakhs.
It may be recalled that the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) had set up a cluster of houses for the urban poor in the city. All the municipalities and municipal corporations have been asked to take initiative.
Hakim said that the project was likely to hit the beneficiaries. Owning his or her own house has always remained a dream but people fail to achieve this because of lack of funds. But as funds will be available, many people will approach the state government to have their homes under the project.
He said he would hold talks with the engineers and architects to prepare a design of the house. The engineers will be asked to give an estimate.
Once these are fixed the Urban development department would ask the civic bodies and municipalities to give advertisements.