All You Need To Know About Life Mission Housing Schemes
The ambitious Mission Livelihood Inclusion and Financial Empowerment (LIFE) housing scheme by the Kerala government is all set to enter Phase III. The first phase has already been completed while the second phase is underway. The third phase will begin with the selection of centres in all districts for construction of housing complexes under the LIFE scheme. According to an estimate, around 50,000 homes have been constructed under the first stage while 80,000 homes will be constructed for landless beneficiaries in the second stage in the next three months. Reportedly, Ernakulam district has again topped in the implementation of the second phase of the mission. The district constructed the maximum number of houses (1,001) during the first as well as the second phase of the project. Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan will hand over the keys of the 1,001 houses built in the district on Feb 17.
The total cost of the project has been pegged at Rs 4,000 crore and will be funded by the World Bank and Japanese institutions. The government is also expecting funds from philanthropic societies.
What is Mission LIFE scheme?
The Mission LIFE (Livelihood Inclusion and Financial Empowerment) is a comprehensive housing scheme for all the landless and homeless people, started by the Kerala government. The target of the mission is to provide housing to nearly 4.3 lakh homeless in the next five years. Under the program, homeless will be provided with modern housing complexes with provision for pursuing their livelihoods, converging social services including primary health care, geriatric supports, skill development and provision for financial services inclusion.
Who can be a beneficiary?
About 5,600 people have been shortlisted for the second phase of the project in the district. Most of the eligible beneficiaries were given financial aid prior to the start of construction. So far, around Rs 106 crore has been given to the beneficiaries under the second phase of the project in the district.
- Homeless people,
- Those who have not been able to complete the housing or have no home, and
- Those who have a temporary home in exotic, coastal, or plantation areas.
A beneficiary will be shortlisted through the following procedure:
- The social and economic caste survey conducted by the Central government in 2011 will be considered to identify the beneficiary.
- The field level officers will visit the identified beneficiaries for verification and will submit the relevant details and documents to local self-government institutions.
- The list of selected beneficiaries will be published at local panchayat/district level office.
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