Puducherry Administration has set up plans to implement the Prime Minister Awaas yojana in the Union Territory during the current fiscal so as to cover as many as 3,848 families belonging to the 'economically weaker sections' (EWS).
Health and Housing Minister of Puducherry Malladi KrishnaRao told reporters here today that the Union Urban Development Ministry had approved allocation of Rs 46.92 crores for the housing scheme to benefit the urban poor in Puducherry and its outlying regions of Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.
The Ministry had released in the first instance Rs 18.76crores to launch the massive housing scheme here, he said. While Puducherry government would provide a subsidy of Rs1.5 lakh per house, the Centre would provide an equal amount.
He said that families belonging to scheduled castes would be covered in the next phase and the Administration had received 613 applications from the poor SC families.