One lakh house scheme was a model scheme implemented under M.N. Govindan Nair, Housing Minister in the 1972 Achutha Menon Ministry. After 36 years 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, Government vide GO(MS)57/2004/Hsg dt.26/11/04 sanctioned , a scheme for the reconstruction of these houses
Renovation of One Lakh Housing Scheme (MNOLHS)
Under the new scheme, which is named “MN Lakshamveedu Punar Nirmana Padhathi”, reconstruction of dilapidated twin houses into single units and reconstruction of single houses will be implemented through the Board for an estimated cost of Rs.50,000/-. The Government Subsidy will be 25,000/- for General Category, 37500 for SC Category and Rs.50,000 for ST Category and the balance amount shall be met by the Local Bodies / Voluntary Organizations/Philanthropic Individuals. Government sanction received. 14992 applications received and submitted to the Board for approval and 8326 applications has been approved by the Board on 26-6-08. In the One Lakh Houses Renovation Scheme for 2004-05, 1926 houses has been completed till date and Rs.388.60 lakhs has been disbursed. A One Day workshop has been conducted in Trivandrum on 10/7/08 which was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister for Housing for the formulation of guidelines for this scheme.The State Government have only Rs.28 Crores as against the total requirement of Rs.178 Crores towards subsidy in which 17 Crores already released.
A scheme to renovate these houses at the cost of Rs. 50,000 each. Rs. 25000 as subsidy and Rs. 25000 as contribution from Panchayats/NGOs etc. for common categories 75 percent of the amount as subsidy for SC and 100 percent as subsidy for ST) is being implemented. Government has set apart the income from Vishu Bumper Lottery for this purpose.Rs.5 Crores allotted in the State Budget 2008-09 and Rs.6 Crores collected from the Vishu Bumper Lottery