Govt introduces 'Banglar Bari' project to provide flats to those Below Poverty Line
Kolkata: The state government has introduced "Banglar Bari" project to provide flats to people living Below Poverty Line in municipality areas.
The decision in this regard has been taken in the Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna.
Partha Chatterjee, the state Parliamentary Affairs minister, said: "The decision has been taken to build four-storeyed buildings in municipal areas to ensure permanent shelter to people from financially weaker sections."
The state government provides financial assistance to people having their own plot of land to construct their houses under "Nijo Bhumi Nijo Griha" project. Now considering the scarcity of land in such urban areas, the decision has been taken to construct multi-storeyed buildings under the "Banglar Bari" project that will ensure that people who didn't have land could build houses.
The buildings will be constructed by the State Urban Development Agency (SUDA), said Chatterjee, adding that: "Priority will be given to families headed by women, financially weaker families whose monthly income is lesser than Rs 10,000."
Chatterjee said: "The state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department will be issuing a notification within the next 15 days."
The beneficiaries have to apply to SUDA to get a flat under the project. Local municipalities have to ensure that the beneficiaries are from BPL category and financially weaker section and applicants shouldn't have any concrete houses.
The project will immensely benefit the people, who are living under BPL and those from financially weaker section in the urban part which are under different municipalities. It may be mentioned that the "Nijo Bhumi Nijo Griha" of the state government was of immense help to a large section of people in Bengal. Under the project, a financial assistance of Rs 2.79 lakh is given to each of the beneficiaries to build houses.