BSUP scheme
BSUP scheme

BSUP scheme- new hope for BPL families in Mizoram

ANI | Updated: Jul 21, 2018 20:12 IST

Mizoram [India], Jul 21 (ANI): Under the Basic Services To Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme implemented by the government of Mizoram with the initiative of the centre, several housing complexes are constructed for the economically weaker section of people residing in the outskirt of the Aizwal city.
The recent development in the urban infrastructure of the state of Mizoram has given a new boost to the very concept of establishing a poverty-free new India by 2022, which is the dream vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The need was felt by the centre of meeting certain milestones in the housing for the poor and in building urban infrastructure which is a stepping stone towards a new and a better India.
Meanwhile, the Northeastern province of Mizoram is seeing a surge in developmental strategies as for the first time under the newly implemented scheme of Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP), the Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Department (UD & PA), Government of Mizoram, rolled out construction of several housing complexes in different locations of Aizwal including Durtlang, Rangvamual, Edenthar to name a few for the economically weaker section of people.
"Basic services for the urban poor programme are very useful for the state of Mizoram especially for the capital city Aizawl. We have constructed BSUP units of 1096 units. About 786 units have already been allocated; it is actually constructed in four different locations. It has given a big impetus for the urban poor who never had a chance to establish their own houses. 1000 unit will be given away to the WS citizens of Aizawl. This would be a huge blessing for the urban poor," said UD & PA Secretary Dr C Vanlalramsangma.
Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) is one of the two sub-missions of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission programme that aims to tackle several urban problems, including those relating to urban poverty in a comprehensive manner.
The BSUP scheme includes various projects for providing shelter, basic services and other civic amenities with a view to provide utilities to the urban poor.
The newly constructed houses have not only provided shelter to the BPL families but have also assured safety and security of their children in the state.
Besides houses, they are also provided with basic amenities like proper water facilities, sanitation system, electricity etc.
"Government has built good houses for us and when we came to know that these houses are constructed for us, we urged the government to rent these houses. We are also getting good facilities like water and electricity. Presently we don't have gas to cook so we are waiting for the government to provide us with free gas as we have heard that in some places the government has provided them with free gas facilities. Our Government is very good and we hope they keep supporting us as we are poor," said one of the beneficiaries of the scheme.
Earlier, houses were constructed at three locations in Aizawl - Economically Weaker Section Housing project at Lawipu locality (408 units), BSUP Scheme at Rangvamual locality (368 units) and Durtlang BSUP Housing Project (320 units).
Housing for all as well as planning for the urban population which is growing day by day is a challenge not only for the state of Mizoram but for the entire country.
However, the growth of urban infrastructure remains one of the major focuses of the flagship programmes of the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The implementation of the new scheme will not only provide a huge impetus to the urban poor but will act as a catalyst in improving the socio-economic condition of the poor and the underprivileged people of the region and the country as a whole. (ANI)

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