KOCHI: Construction of housing complexes under the third phase of the Life Mission is progressing in the district. Construction of as many as 20,750 houses has been completed under the mission so far in Ernakulam.
In the third phase, according to former district mission coordinator Ernest C Thomas, the beneficiaries are both landless and those who do not own a house. He was speaking during the seminar organized as part of district level celebration of observing local self-government day at Ernakulam Town Hall on Saturday.
The construction of housing complexes under the third phase is underway at Ayyampuzha, Kochi corporation, Koothattukulam and Karumalloor. Housing complexes were completed and handed over to beneficiaries at Keezhmadu and Angamaly.
Authorities are identifying places with the support of public participation for construction of houses. Thomas said many people are relinquishing land for constructing houses for the landless under the mission.
Government is trying to identify eligible persons who were not included in the first and second phases of the mission. Applications were invited from such people and the list of the beneficiaries will be published after scrutinizing all the applications.
At Saturday’s function, Swaraj trophy for the best panchayat in the district was handed over to Kunnukara panchayat. Second prize went to Palakkuzha panchayat. Mahatma award for implementing national rural employment guarantee scheme was handed over to Kunnukara and Thirumaradi panchayats.