BS Yediyurappa: 2 lakh houses in Bengaluru for poor
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
We have identified 1,000 acres of land in the city to realise PM Modi's vision of housing for all by 2022'
Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa pays a surprise visit to the dispatch section in Vidhana Soudha on Thursday. (KPN)
Bengaluru: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of ‘housing for all by 2022’, the new BJP government has identified about 1,000 acres to build about two lakh dwelling units in the city for the poor, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday.
"It is the Prime Minister's wish.. In the next three to four years everyone should have a house. In this regard, we have decided to build 10 to 12 storey buildings in Bengaluru," he told reporters here after a meeting with finance department officials.
The Chief Minister also discussed with officials the implementation of the Prime Minister's Kisan Samman Yojana and remittance of Rs 4,000 in farmers' account in two instalments.
"I have discussed the state's financial status and revenue collections which are at a satisfactory level. I have also discussed the issuance of a government order to give effect to the Debt Relief Act," he said. On the crop insurance scheme for farmers, he said youth, who have been engaged for surveying crops, have put in a lot of effort so that no injustice is meted out to the ryots.
Mr Yediyurappa later left for Hyderabad to visit the Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple in Bhadrachalam in Telangana.
He will offer prayers and return to Bengaluru Friday morning when he is slated to meet deputy commissioners and divisional commissioners.