‘Home construction for 2017’: How construction is being scaled down

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The state government is yet to set a date for the construction of the first phase of the Home Centre for the Homeless, which was originally slated for 2017.

The project is being phased out in order to make way for the implementation of the government’s National Housing Guarantee scheme.

The Home Centre was expected to be completed by March 2019, but the plan has been postponed for the time being.

A report in The Times of India said the government has now decided to phase out the project by 2019.

The state government has set aside Rs 15 crore to start construction of four other phases of the project, the report added.

According to the report, the state government had initially allocated Rs 1.4 lakh for the first stage of the home construction.

In the second phase, the amount will be increased to Rs 4 lakh, while in the third phase, it will increase to Rs 6 lakh.

In the fourth phase, construction of flats and apartments will begin in September 2019, and the government will pay out Rs 1 crore each month towards the housing of the homeless, the Times of Indian reported.

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