State has failed to provide ‘housing for all’ in Kashmir, with hardly eight of the targeted 9,175 families benefited by the Government of India’s (GoI) scheme launched three years back.
The information was shared by the Jammu and Kashmir government in response to a question in the ongoing Assembly session in Jammu.
The ‘Housing for all’ scheme, implemented under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin and Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Urban, was launched in June 2015, and so far, around Rs 2,462.8 lakh has been released.
“The scheme aims to provide clean & hygienic shelters to the shelter-less people,” reads the government’s written reply.
“However, as of January 2018, hardly eight shelter-less families were provided with the house—three in Budgam, four in Baramulla and one in Kupwara, and none in districts like Anantnag, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Srinagar.”