Puducherry government would soon launch a housing scheme worth Rs.172 crore for the poor in the Union Territory. The government will provide housing units to poor people who belongs to EWS category under this housing scheme 2018.
In debate on the demand for grants for housing, Minister of Helth and Tourism Malladi Krishna Rao said the Centre had earmarked Rs.172 crores for the scheme.This is 1st time such a large amount has been earmarked by the centre for housing scheme.
Previously, government has made various efforts to provide grants to Housing board for the its financial commitments but failed every time, the territorial Lt Governor Kiran Bedi allegedly did not clear the file sent to her in this connection.
The Minister further said the government was now mulling disposing of some properties of the board to meet its commitments.
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy informed the assembly that a golden chariot at a cost of Rs.4.76 crores was being readied for the famous Dharbaraneyeswara temple, which has a separtate shrine of Lord Saneewara, in Tirunallar in Karaikal region.
Department of Hindu Religious Institutions, which had 243 temples under its control,would soon document their historical and cultural features,