Gangtok, 09 Jul:
Against the 2,999 houses sanctioned under Phase-1 of the Chief Minister’s Rural Housing Scheme, 1,474 have been completed thus far.
This, as per a status report on CMRHM Phase-1 released by the Rural Management & Development Department and circulated among the media today by the Information & Public Relations Department.
Meanwhile, 958 houses have been completed up to slab level and another 219 houses completed up to plinth level.
224 houses are in site levelling and protective works stage and work is still to begin on 124 sanctioned houses.
RM&DD further informs that one beneficiary is yet to be identified and case was decided to be kept in abeyance during the State High Powered Committee Meeting held in May 2019.
The main aim of the CMRHM scheme is to convert all kutcha houses into pucca homes.
The timeline to complete all CMHRM Phase-I houses was also discussed at the State High Powered Committee Meeting and the executing agency has agreed to ensure completion of all CMRHM Phase-1 houses by November 2019.
Regarding the usage of construction materials avoiding wastage, the meeting decided that this would be the complete responsibility of the contractor while quality control will have be ensured by local engineers of the Department.
All beneficiaries of un-finished houses have been requested have to wait till November 2019 for completing their houses and extend necessary co-operation to the contractor by providing their land free from all encumbrances.