Palampur Municipal Corp Gets Rs 6.39 Cr for Low-Income Housing
Hardeep Puri, Union Minister for Urban Development, has released Rs 6.39 crore to the Palampur Municipal Corporation for the construction of houses for low income group persons under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The Palampur MC had submitted a list of 342 low income group persons to the Central Government, seeking funds for the construction of houses for the homeless
Poor people had applied for homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana five to 10 years ago, when they were residents of panchayats that have now been merged with the MC.
Trilok Kapoor, chairman of the HP State Wool Federation said that, “The Palampur Municipal Corporation (MC) had submitted a list of 342 low income group persons to the Central Government, seeking funds for the construction of houses for the homeless under its jurisdiction. Poor people had applied for homes under the PM Awas Yojana five to 10 years ago when they were the residents of panchayats that had now been merged with the Municipal Corporation.”
Kapoor said that, “It was a major achievement of the newly formed Municipal Corporation. The applications were pending with the panchayats for a long period and many poor people had lost the hope of getting houses. As soon as these panchayats were merged with the MC, the Union Urban Development Ministry released the funds. After the completion of the formalities, the funds would be transferred to the bank accounts of all applicants and houses would be constructed under the supervision of the Municipal Commissioner. The Palampur MC was formed in December last year.”