Central RD minister Jairam Ramesh announced yesterday that the central share for IAY housing will be increased to Rs.75,000 from Rs.45,000. The new rate will be applicable only from April 2013. For hilly and Naxal areas the grant will be increased to Rs.80,000 from Rs.48,500. Kerala is under the hilly region so the new central share for Kerala is Rs.80,000.ie the new Block panchayath share will be Rs.60,000 and the district panchayath and panchayath share will be Rs. 30,000.
He added that Rs. 9,000 will be given separatly to IAY beneficiaries for constructing toilets.