According to municipal chairman K R Jaithran, houses with a maximum floor area of 600sqft were constructed in two years. The project, roughly estimated at Rs 60 crore, was executed under the PMAY-Life Mission programme.
The Centre was providing Rs 1.5 lakh for the project and Life Mission was giving Rs 50,000, while the municipality was giving Rs 2 lakhs. The beneficiaries will also get about Rs 26,000 under Ayyankali employment generation programme.
The rest required for the construction of houses will have to be mobilized by the beneficiaries, Jaithran said.
The municipality was providing counselling support to beneficiaries, with help from experts, for construction of houses.