NEW DELHI: Construction of 1,68,606 new houses have been approved under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) taking the total to 1.1 crore so far. The decision was taken in the 52nd Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) 14 States/UTs participated in this meeting. These houses are proposed to be constructed across the…

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance minister Thomas Isaac, during his budget presentation, announced that all welfare pensions have been enhanced to Rs 1,600. Isaac said that 5.5 crore food kits were distributed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Government has decided to continue with the distribution of food kits against the backdrop of rise in Covid cases. “It has been…

PUNE: Only 1,200 of the 2,918 winners of the online lottery conducted by the Pune Municipal Corporation for allotment of apartments under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana have so far paid the 10% advance, necessary for the purchase of flats. The civic administration on Monday issued a public notice, urging the remaining beneficiaries to complete…

KOCHI: With politics preventing the handover of the 34 houses built for rehabilitation of Kavalappara flood victims, the high court on Tuesday ordered Malappuram district collector to collect the keys and hand over the houses to the beneficiaries forthwith. The court said the delay, despite completion of construction, was unjustified. Justice Anu Sivaraman issued the…

KOZHIKODE: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the construction works of the Puthumala Rehabilitation Project at Puthakolly in Wayanad on Tuesday where 56 houses and associated infrastructure will be built for the victims of the devastating landslide in 2019. Laying the foundation stone for the ‘Harsham’ project at Kottappadi through video conferencing, the chief minister said…

PENDRA: In a bizarre occurrence, two families have claimed they have not received the houses sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY) despite being mentioned in the beneficiary list in Pendra district of Chhattisgarh. Usha Bai Kol and Gudda Rautel, have alleged that they neither received any money nor were their houses built despite…

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has converted over 26 lakh kutcha houses of all poor families in the rural areas to pucca houses in the last six years. In another significant development towards converting kutcha houses of all poor families in the rural area to pucca houses by the year 2022, construction of 26,18,497 houses has…

File photo MUMBAI: MP Gopal Shetty has suggested housing societies set up quarantine centres at their clubs with facilities akin to those at municipal centres or hospitals. Some housing societies and doctors residing in them are already making societies self-reliant in basic care of Covid-19 patients. A posh housing society in Sewri procured two oxygen…