IHSDP beneficiaries stage anti-Municipal Council protest

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Baramulla, Jan 28: Scores of people in this north Kashmir town staged a protest against the Municipal Council Baramulla on Monday for its failure to provide the remaining installments to the beneficiaries under Integrating Slum Housing Development Project (IHSDP).
 Protesters blocked the traffic movement on the highway near Municipal Council office for sometime. However, top police officials reached the spot and pacified the protesters. They assured them that their grievances would be conveyed to the higher authorities.
 Protesters said the Municipal Council Baramulla initiated a centrally sponsored scheme Integrating Slum Housing Development Project ( IHSDP) in 2011 and identified around 21 mohallas as slum areas in Baramulla  town.
 Around 615 families in 21 mohallas were identified as eligible beneficiaries and were asked to initiate construction of their houses. “We were provided first installment of Rs 30,000/ and some amongst us were given two installments. However, Municipal Council authorities failed to provide remaining installments due to which most beneficiaries could not carry out the remaining construction of their houses.”
 Sources said government had sanctioned Rs 8.40 crores for IHSDP for Baramulla town. However, Municipal Council authorities claimed that they had received only Rs 3.46 crores under the scheme.
 "Out of total Rs 8.40 crores we received only Rs 3.46 crores, with the result the scheme could not be implemented in letter and sprit. Once the remaining amount will be received, we will issue rest of the installments to the beneficiaries," said Shabir Ahmad, Executive Officer Municipal Council Baramulla.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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