Government to build 10 million houses for rural poor by Dec 2018

The Ministry of Rural Development is planning to complete the construction of 10 million houses for the rural poor by December 2018-three months in advance of the March 2019 deadline set by the National Democratic Alliance government, a government official said.

More than five million houses are to be completed by March 2018, the official cited above said, adding that one million houses had been completed and another three million were in various stages of construction.

Some 5.6 million people were sanctioned houses under the programme with the government using data from the 2011Socio-Economic Caste Census and gram sabha (village council) records, he said.

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