Major Schemes of Housing Department
1. Rural Housing Scheme (RHS):-
In the year 1981-82, the Department introduced the Rural Housing Scheme(RHS) in which 3(three) bundles of CGI sheets were given as grant-in-aid to those who were able to construct their own house up to the roof level with their own resources and a total of 71,632 beneficiaries have benefitted. However, the impact of the scheme was found not to be at the desired level as many beneficiaries are found unable to construct their houses up to the roof level in the desirable manner due to the poor economic condition. So the Government has decided to discontinue the scheme and in its place decided to construct houses. With the objective of providing decent houses to the poor families in the State particularly in the Rural areas, the Department proposes to implement a New Housing Scheme called the “Chief Minister’s Housing Assistance Programmes” to replace the Rural Housing Scheme. Under this scheme 3(three) bundles of roofing materials will be provided for the EWS families and to provide dwelling houses to the LIG families with the objective of providing decent houses to the poor families. It is proposed to implement the new Chief Minister’s Housing Assistance Programme with the proposed outlay of Rs.20.00 crore to be earmarked under this scheme during the year 2016-17.
2. Need for Affordable Housing Scheme:-
With the objective of providing decent houses to the poor families in the State particularly in the rural areas, the Department proposed to implement the Affordable Housing Scheme by construction of houses for those who are not in a position to build their own houses. The Guidelines for the Affordable Housing Scheme is in the draft stage and the same will be finalize on completion of the selection of the different models to be offered to the beneficiaries.
On finalization of the Guidelines of the Affordable Housing Scheme (AHS), the Department will take up the construction of houses for the beneficiaries to be identified by the selection committee at the District level.