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ousing Department
This department is functioning as the nodal department in the housing sector engaged in the co-ordination of various housing schemes in the state,. The Department is headed by a Principal Secretary.

The kerala State Housing Board is one of the major enterprises under the department of housing

The Kerala State Housing Board

The Organisation

The Kerala State Housing Board was established on 1971 to provide for the organized direction and planning in the preparation and execution of housing and improvement schemes in the State.

The primary objective of the Board is to formulate and implement various housing construction schemes as well as housing loan schemes for catering the housing needs of public belonging to various income groups viz. Economic weaker sections, low income group, middle income group and high income group. In addition to this, general improvement schemes (like commercial cum office complex), government directed schemes (like Rental Housing Schemes, slum improvement schemes, housing complexes for EWS, Rehabilitation Housing Scheme, Revenue Towers etc.) And deposit work (ie. Taking construction of work of other agencies) also forms part of activities of the Board.
During May 1980 the Kerala State Housing Board launched an Advance Registration Scheme in cities, municipal towns and other selected urban centers of the State for enabling the public to register their names in advance for house plots/plots with building/flats (apartments) by depositing advance amounts prescribed for each category and there by to enable the Board  to assess the demand in each centre and to formulate housing schemes by acquiring land in bulk.  There was appreciable demand for this scheme from the public and a large number of persons had registered their names.
            While launching the scheme, the anticipation of the Board was that the Board would be able to mobilise necessary funds and acquire the required land within a reasonable period so as to enable the Board to satisfy the demands of the registrants within a period of three years. Later the Board reviewed in detail the progress in the implementation of the Advance Registration Scheme and arrived at a conclusion that the Advance Registration Scheme as such may not be continued except in the case of centers here the registration has been restarted.  It was also decided that in lieu of the present Advance Registration Scheme, a new Registration Scheme may be started in centers where there are appreciable demands for houses.  The allotment of plots/plots with houses/flats under the New Registration Schemes will be made as per the guidelines detailed below.

The KSHB has won several laurels for its contribution in the field of sheltering and construction. The Board has been chosen as the best house construction agency in the country during 1992-93, 94-95, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98, 98-99 and the year 99-2000. This national award has been instituted by HUDCO.



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