1,474 of 2,999 houses completed under CMRHM phase 1

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

GANGTOK,: The first phase of the Chief Minister Rural Housing Mission (CMRHM) initiated by the erstwhile SDF government saw construction of around 1,474 houses of the 2,999 houses sanctioned in the first phase. The remaining 958 houses have been completed up to slab level, 219 houses completed up to plinth level, site levelling and protective works completed for 224 whereas construction of 124 houses is yet to start. One beneficiary is yet to be identified which was decided to be kept in abeyance during the State high powered committee meeting held in May 2019, according to a status report of the project issued by the State Rural Management and Development Department (RMDD).
The main aim of the scheme is to convert all kutcha houses into pucca houses so that the rural poor can invest their saving in educational and economic activities thereby raising their standard of living, an IPR release informs.
The timeline to complete all CMHRM phase- I houses was discussed in the State high powered committee meeting held earlier in May this year. The executing agency has agreed to ensure the completion of all (CMRHM Phase- 1) houses by November 2019.
Regarding the usage of construction materials by avoiding its wastage, it is the complete responsibility of the contractor and the aspect of quality control vests with the local engineers of the department. All beneficiaries of un-finished houses have been requested to wait till November 2019 for completing their houses and to extend necessary co-operation to the contractor for providing their land free from all encumbrances.
Through the CMRHM, the State government intends to change the rural landscape and bring in social transformation in villages across the State.


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
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