Kerala CM launches the construction of 29 housing complexes under Life mission
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated online the construction work of 29 housing complexes as part of the Life Mission, the state government’s comprehensive housing security scheme.
“The government is working to provide housing and better living conditions for the homeless. But those who do not like such gains are trying to ridicule and undermine it. The government was not going to abandon any development projects fearing allegations. The dream of an own home will come true when the new housing complexes for 1,285 families are completed. It is not just a house, it offers new life to the homeless, There are many unfortunate ones who cannot make their dream of a home a reality,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Pointing out that the Life project was launched to ensure that none was left homeless in the state, Vijayan said 2,26,518 houses have already been completed and there was good cooperation from the people.
The Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes department and the Fisheries department have also cooperated well to complete the houses. That is how the government was able to make the construction of houses for Rs 8,068 crores a reality in the State.
A total of 1,35,769 beneficiaries have been identified as eligible in the third phase of Life project, which aims to rehabilitate the landless homeless. Of them, houses for 1,765 families have been completed.
In Idukki Adimali, a housing complex with 217 apartments has been constructed on a pilot basis and handed over to Adimali Panchayat. The government has started the construction of the third phase of the Life project keeping in mind the changing situation in Kerala, where floods and landslides are recurring.
Prefab technology will be used in these constructions along with the concrete construction method. The opposition Congress and the BJP had levelled allegations of corruption and construction flaws in the Life project at Wadakkancherry in Thrissur district. The opposition has demanded a CBI probe alleging that there was corruption involved in the selection of contractor by the Red Crescent.