The West Bengal state government has decided to construct 8.30 lakh houses for poor people living in rural areas, under the Banglar Bari project. The houses will be constructed in the current financial year. In the 2018-19 financial year, 5.86 lakh houses have been built under the project, while in the current financial year, another 2.50 lakh houses will be set up.
The area of the houses will be 25 sq meters. There will be one room, a kitchen, a balcony, and a toilet in each. The beneficiaries from Jangalmahal will get Rs.1.30 lakh while their counterparts in other areas will get Rs.1.20 lakh.
Banglar Bari project:
The Banglar Bari project was introduced by the Bengal Government. It was launched in 2017. It aims to provide flats to people living below poverty line (BPL) in municipality areas. Under the project, four-storied buildings in municipal areas will be built to ensure permanent shelter to people from financially weaker sections.
State Urban Development Agency (SUDA) will handle the construction process. Families headed by women and financially weaker families whose monthly income is less than Rs.10,000 will be given priority. The beneficiaries should apply to SUDA to get a flat under the project which will be verified by the local municipalities. People under the BPL category and who don’t have any concrete houses are eligible to apply.