The Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Housing Scheme for families living below the poverty line (BPL), which was suspended for nearly two years, has been resumed with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) giving its clearance.
Stating this in the Assembly on Tuesday, Chief Minister N Rangasamy said that since the inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation into irregularities in the implementation of the scheme was in progress and the agency had taken away all documents, the scheme could not be implemented.
Now, the government is preparing to release the housing subsidy of Rs 1 lakh per beneficiary.
Initially, families which were provided first and second subsidies would be given the remaining subsidy respectively as part of the scheme.
On completion, the scheme would be extended to new beneficiaries, who would get an enhanced subsidy of Rs 2 lakh in three instalments as announced earlier.
The government has a target of reaching 55,000 families as part of the scheme.
Earlier, raising supplementary to a question in this regard raised by A Namassivayam (Congress), the AIADMK floor leader said that at present there were 18,460 beneficiaries listed under the Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Housing Scheme, of which more than 10,000 have got the first instalment and over 8,000 the second instalment of assistance.