Centre sanctions Rs 42.6 cr to Mizoram for urban poor

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has sanctioned Rs 42.6 crores to Mizoram for construction of houses for as many as 908 poor families living in urban area. The Ministry, under the IHSDP (Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme), sanctioned Rs 8.27 crores for project I to construct 500 houses. It also sanctioned under the BSUP (Basic Services to the Urban Poor) Rs. 34.33 Crores for construction of 408 houses (project II), an official source said today.