05 April Sunday

Bringing Cheer To 2 Lakh Families ; Kerala First State To Complete Hsg Project of This Scale in Short Duration

Web Desk‌Updated: Thursday Feb 27, 2020

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : On Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will announce LIFE’s proud feat of completing 2 lakh houses in such short period of time, at Putharikandam Maidan in the capital. With this achievement, Kerala becomes the first-ever State to have completed a govt housing project of such massive scale in a very short span of time. CM’s announcement will accompany address to the district-level family gathering there, comprising  over 35,000 people, ministers AS Moideen and Kadakampally Surendran said at press conference on Thursday.


At the function, the Chief Minister will also confer awards to local self-governing bodies for their outstanding activities related to LIFE. CM will also attend the inaugural of houses built at Karakulam’s Ennikkara. At 3 pm on 29 Feb, panchayat-level gathering of beneficiaries shall be held across all districts.

Rs 670 core was spent in building of  52,050 houses in the first phase. In the second phase,  74,674 houses were built along with 47,144 under LIFE PMAY scheme in rural  and another 16,640 in town areas, for which the State govt spent Rs 2876.23 crore.


Additionally, the Departments pertaining to Scheduled Caste, the Scheduled Tribe and Fisheries built 18,811, 738 and 3725 houses respectively. If these units were to be included, a total of 2,14,000 homes have been built to completion up to now.


The third phase of LIFE has already begun., the beneficiaries of which will comprise those who own neither land nor  house. 1,06,925 families have been identified as potential beneficiaries to the scheme.


Houses Handed Over    Total 2,14,000

1st Phase                                            52,050

2nd Phase                                           74,674

Under PMAY                                      63,784

Dept of SC                                         18,811

Dept of ST                                              788

Fisheries Dept                                     3725

District Name             Houses Built

Thiruvananthapuram    -  32,388

Kollam                              -   18,470

Alappuzha                         -   15880

Kottayam                          -     7983

Pathanamthitta              -     5594

Idukki                                -    13531

Ernakulam                        -    14901

Thrissur                            -    15604

Palakkad                          -    24898

Malappuram                    -     17994

Kozhikode                       -     16381

Wayanad                         -     13596

Kannur                            -       9236

Kasaragod                        -     2688