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The important schemes implemented under the Housing Sector:

  1. Land Acquisition & Development Scheme / Slum Upgradation Programme

  2. Housing Board Grants-in-aid

  3. Training for Artisans/Masons (Building Centre)

  4. Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Housing Scheme for Houseless Poor

  5. Providing Sanitary Latrines to Below Poverty Line families  


The important schemes implemented under the Urban Sector:

  1. Capital Development Project / Traffic & Transportation Improvement and Management Measures in Urban  areas.

  2. Environmental Improvements in Urban Slums


  1. Smart Cities Mission

  2. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)

  3. Pradhan Manthri Awas Yojana - Housing for All (Urban)

  4. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM)


The Objective of the Land Acquisition and Development Scheme is to make available Housing Plots at Reasonable Price. Lands are acquired and developed into Housing Plots with all infrastructure facilities and sold on “No Loss No Profit” basis to eligible public of various Income Groups. The objective of the scheme is to control spiralling land prices and speculation on urban land and to make available housing sites at reasonable prices.

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 The scheme aims at acquiring sites at different parts of urban areas and to construct tenements and provide  developed plots under “Sites and Services” concept to the slum dwellers. Improvement works to the existing Slums are being implemented through the Slum Clearance Board. The  tenements in storeyed blocks are made available to the slum dwellers on rental basis. Apart from the above, upgradation of slum areas by extending basic amenities viz., roads, water supply, sewerage, education, health, electricity, social infrastructure are also undertaken.

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 The Puducherry Housing Board was constituted in the year 1975 with the objective of providing housing facilities for the growing population in the Union territory of Puducherry by construction of HIG, MIG, LIG and EWS housing complexes and implementation of the relevant schemes with a motive of increasing the housing stock.

Lands are developed into housing plots/Flats wherein the HIG, MIG, LIG and EWS houses are being constructed by the Puducherry Housing Board. To make up the short fall while implementing the various housing schemes, funds are provided in the form of “Grants-in-Aid”.

 The Objective of the scheme is to popularize cost effective and environment friendly building techniques through the Building centre. Under this scheme cost effective building construction technique are being imparted through the Building centre at Villianur, Puducherry and Rural Building Centre, Poovam at Karaikal.

 The object of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to each of the Houseless Poor families under Below Poverty Line (BPL) category to construct a house who do not possess a pucca house on his/her/their own plot in urban or rural areas and to make the U.T. of Puducherry " a Hutless" state. Under this scheme financial assistance / subsidy of Rs. 2,00,000/- are being given to the 10000 BPL families every year. The ownership of the said plot shall have been acquired through any one of the following modes namely:-

a.      House site on free of cost assigned by the Government of Pondicherry

b.      Natham Patta / Kudiyiruppu Patta

c.     Acquisition of plot by purchase/partition/donation/settlement/inheritance etc., through legally valid documents

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 The main emphasis under this scheme is to develop the Puducherry Town befitting to be the capital city and to resolve traffic congestion and bottlenecks in the urban areas of the U.T. of Puducherry. Construction of shopping complexes, improvement to sea-beach, extensions of urban amenities to the city and peripheries, etc. are being taken up to decentralize the commercial activities from city centre, construction of satellite markets are taken up as part of the programme. Improvements to important roads and junctions, installation of  signals  and sign boards and model bus stops  have also been done under this scheme.

The aim of the scheme is to improve the environmental conditions in the existing slums by extending a package of physical services like roads, drains, toilet blocks, water supply and etc.

View Guidelines of Environmental Improvements in Urban Slums Scheme

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