Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said here today that the state government has decided to provide fixed rent to the affected families staying in relief camps so that they can hire suitable accommodation. The Scheme will be in force till 31st March, 2024.
The rent admissible shall be Rs. 5000/- in rural areas and Rs. 10000/- in urban areas. The rent will be paid in direct benefit transfer (DBT) mode to the eldest female member of the family. The day the family moves to their own house/accommodation, the monthly rent will be stopped forthwith. In case the family is not able to find suitable accommodation, it may continue living in a relief camp. The family should be staying in the relief camp set up by the District Administration as on 12th September, 2023. The definition of family for this purpose will be as per Parivar Register.
The Chief Minister said that in view of large-scale devastation during the ongoing monsoon season in the State, a large number of temporary relief camps have been set up in many districts of the State. Many of these relief camps have been set up in make-shift accommodations and schools etc. He said that setting up relief camps in schools was affecting the education of the students. In view of this, the Government has decided to provide fixed rent to the families staying in relief camps so that they can hire suitable accommodation.