The district magistrate of Kanpur asked Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) to send a revised proposal for building 6,000 houses for poor to the state urban development ministry so that funds could be allocated.
The houses would be built under Basic Services Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme. As many as 43 localities of city had been picked up for development under BSUP scheme and residential houses were to be allocated to the poor.
The district magistrate also directed to construct houses at Bithoor and Shivrajpur under BSUP and IHSDP scheme on priority basis.
At a recent meeting of the district urban development authority (Duda), a budget of Rs 2.26 crore was cleared for current financial year to Duda under Swarn Jayanti Urban Poor Self-employment Scheme.
Nankari and harbansh Mohal sweeper localities were selected as pilot project for Rajeev Awas Yojna. At Harbans Mohal, as many as 100 houses would be constructed. Electrification, sewer, drainage and road construction would also take place simultaneously in those localities.
The district magistrate asked the KDA secretary to constitute a committee of KDA and Tehsil Sadar officials to inquire into complaints that several beneficiaries of BSUP scheme and Manyavar Kashiram Urban Housing Scheme had rented their houses to others.