The scheme of providing pucca housing to 224 poor families of Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, could not be fully implemented due to the negligence of the government. In the last ten years, only 64 houses could be built in the name of work under this scheme. Now the condition is that the center has also cut the budget of the scheme. Now instead of 224, only 104 houses will be built in the capital. The central government will give only ten crore rupees instead of 33 crores. Under the Rajiv Awas Yojana, pucca houses were to be built for the poor poor families living in Shimla city. During the tenure of the previous Congress government, a survey was conducted in the city for this in the year 2012-13.
In the survey, 224 families were selected which neither had their own land nor a pucca house. The Municipal Corporation prepared the DPR and sent it to the Central Government. A budget of about Rs 33 crore was approved on this. During the tenure of the Congress government, a place was earmarked for these houses in Krishnanagar. But the government did not show much seriousness in implementing the plan. Due to this the work started late and the pace of construction was also very slow. The houses which were to be completed by the year 2017, are incomplete even in 2022. Only 64 houses have been completed so far. The corporation has allotted them. Rest 40 are under construction. It is not known when this will be completed.
Where and when will the remaining 120 families in the survey get housing, the municipal corporation has neither a plan nor a budget. Smart City Mission also had plans to build housing for poor families in the initial phase. But later this also did not work out.