Kudumbashree executive director S Harikishore said that the survey undertaken by the Kudumbashree Mission to identify homeless people in the state which began on Saturday. The Mission will be completed within a month.
This is the part of the Life Mission project announced by the LDF government to provide homes for all homeless people in the state within five years. To promote the donation of land for the housing mission, the government decided to launch an intensive campaign from October 2 in a high-level meeting which is chaired by the Chief Minister Pinaravi Vijayan on Thursday.
Binu Francis, Kudumbashree SUH project officer said that the beneficiaries in 93 urban local bodies, 87 municipalities and six corporations would be identified in a month. To ensure home for homeless under NULM. In the scheme, the central share is 60% and state share is 40%. He also said that the state offers 100 percent subsidy to the shelterless.
T K Jose, principal secretary, local self-government department said,”In the primary survey conducted across the state, 5.06 lakh beneficiaries have been identified.” The state government of Kerala wants to house for by coordinating various schemes for Urban and Rural homeless. The state government wants to solve the housing problem with central support such as the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Shelter for the Urban Homeless (SUH) under National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) project.
Jose said, “The rural beneficiaries will be identified at the Gram Sabha level and urban beneficiaries at the ward level. If the beneficiaries are left out they can appeal. There would be two opportunities for appeal. The list of beneficiaries in each district will be finalised by the district collector.” He also said,
“There would be separate schemes for construction for the homeless with land and homeless without land. Of the 2,000 acres land required for the project, we have identified only 123 acres.” The beneficiaries would be finalised on the basis of eight risk factors.
The state government collects funds for the Kudumbashree Mission from industry organisations and companies, the state will avail loan on behalf of the beneficiary. The interest will be shared by the state government for the next five years.