Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has talked of population growth resulting in homelessness and called for the seizure of illegal housing. He has also put special emphasis on building one lakh houses for the poor in the city.
Story so far: The houses will be built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban Mission.
- 52,000 houses have already been built. The construction of the rest will take place soon.
- 1,588 people living in the slums were provided housing in the completed units.
- An additional 5,000 acres of land is being set aside to build housing for the poor.
What Now: The state’s main aim is to eradicate poverty and homelessness. They claim seizure of illegally built housing will provide them with the opportunity to build more housing units for the poor.
- Additionally, ₹3,000 crores for road development and ₹1,600 crores for the development of rajakaluves have been set aside.