Thursday, 21 September 2017

 

ONE LAKH HOUSES SCHEME’ was launched by the Government of Kerala in 1972.  The cost of construction of each house was fixed between the range of Rs. 1250/- and Rs. 1500/-.  It was also decided that a house with 2 rooms and a kitchen within an area of 250 sq.ft. should be provided to each family.  The decision was to construct and distribute the houses to the beneficiaries free of cost.  However in order to create a feeling of involvement of the beneficiaries, the panchayats were directed to realize Rs.110/- from each allottee. The entire amount spent for the purchase of land and development of house-sites was received as subsidy from the Government of India.

There were 960 panchayats in the state and it was decided to construct 100 houses in each panchayats, thus making a total target of 96000 units. The present condition of most of the houses so constructed are very pathetic mainly because of three decades of aging without routine repairs and maintenance.

According to the details collected from the Directorate of Panchayats there are a total of 90208 houses under the scheme.  Of this, about 57590 are single houses and 16309 are duplex houses (for 32618 families). The Kerala State Housing Board  propose to implement a scheme for the renovation/repair of the single units and also reconstruction of the duplex houses to single houses.Details of houses constructed in all the districts are shown in the table below

Sl No District Number of single Houses Number of Duplex Houses Total number of Houses
1 Thiruvananthapuram 9845 4256
14101
2 Kollam
1629 1994 3623
3 Pathanamthitta 3812 2348 6160
4 Alappuza 1485 650 2135
5 Kottayam 2268 2232 4500
6 Idukki 1830 795 2625
7 Ernakulam 9614 3358 12972
8 Trissur 4725 4368 9093
9 Palakkad 2211 1379 3590
10 Malappuram 1287 1538 2825
11 Kozhikkode 3160 2920 6080
12 Wayanad 5875 1763 7638
13 Kannur 3110 2688 5798
14 Kasargode 6739 2329 9068
Total 57590 32618 90208
 
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