RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Housing Board is set to receive the EPC World Awards 2012 for its outstanding contribution in affordable housing project. The award ceremony will be held at New Delhi on December 15.
Chief minister Raman Singh congratulated the state housing board and said that the housing sector has achieved new heights in the state.
"Atal Vihar Yojana has been started to construct one lakh houses in all the districts of the state. 85% of these houses were meant for economically weaker sections and lower income groups. The board has succeeded in realizing every individual's dream of having a home by providing houses at affordable rates. The housing board has constructed 52,770 houses with basic facilities at the cost of Rs 3,000 crore in the last 8 years under various housing schemes such as Atal awas Yojana, Deendayal Awas Yojana, Kushabhau Thakre Awas Yojana and general housing scheme," said Subhash Rao,Chairman Chhattisgarh Housing Board. He said one lakh houses with eco-friendly features would be constructed under Atal Vihar Yojana during the next three years at estimated cost of Rs 11000 crore.
Earlier, Chhattisgarh Housing Board was also awarded HUDCO best practice national award 2011-12 for its initiative to provide homes to poor, the low and middle income groups at an affordable price through various housing projects.
EPC World, a monthly publication on infrastructure and construction has been awarding companies and individuals for exceptional contribution in infrastructure and construction sector for the last two years. The jury along with knowledge partner Ernst and Young have selected the housing board for the award in the third edition of EPC World Awards.