: Nirmithi Kendra is planning to build low-cost houses for individuals. The preliminary construction will begin by January next. A decision to this effect was taken at a governing body meeting of the Kendra here on Thursday. A special housing department would function to implement the project. The new initiatives are done apart from the government-aided projects, the meeting said. The Kendra employees would be paid an amount equivalent to one-month’s salary as bonus during the Onam festivial, an official release here said. — Staff Reporter

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