BENGALURU: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed officials to complete the construction of seven lakh houses by February-end next year.
Chairing a review meeting of the Housing Department here on Monday, he said steps must be taken to complete the houses which are in various stages of completion. The government is ready to provide the required staff to take up this as a revolution, he said.
He also directed officials to visit every district, hold meetings and resolve problems on the spot.
“The construction of houses under various schemes must be the subject of priority in KDP meetings. Two lakh additional houses of previous years and 2-3 lakh houses of the current year target must be completed in the next three months. In urban areas, a meeting of heads of all private banks must be convened to discuss the advance of loans to buy houses. There is no shortage of funds to build 20,000 houses”, the CM said.
Bommai said a Rs 1,089-crore grant released by the state and the Union governments is available. The government can advance loans to beneficiaries for the initial payment towards houses and collect that money in instalments by imposing a condition that the loan must be returned to the government, he said. (ANI)