New houses for 1500 poor families of Gandaki

A total of 1500 poor households of Gandaki province have got new houses under Janata Aawas program.

A total of 1,501 houses have been completed and handed over to the 2,911 beneficiaries identified as poor in the province, according to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development and Transport.

Spokesperson of the Ministry Tikaram Poudel said that of the contract signed 435 houses have yet to be handed over along with the final payment for technical reasons. There are some requirements that the household has to fulfill, including building of toilets.

The federal government started the Janata Aaawas or housing program from the year 2066-067 to provide safe housing for Dalit, poor, endangered and highly marginalized communities.

The program which was being implemented at by the federal government was transferred to the provincial government from the year 2075-076.

The program is being implemented through the infrastructure development office in the district under the provincial government. Beneficiaries have received subsidy for two-storey buildings.

Paudel said the funds are provided to the beneficiaries in four installments. According to the approved program of the federal government, only the beneficiaries selected in the year 2074/075 are included in the program.



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