With a view to providing proper shelters, free of cost, to the poor, the Government in Housing Department has laid proper focus on construction of houses for the Economically Weaker Section of people.  This scheme is being implemented in the rural areas and non-Municipal urban areas in coordination with seven other Government Departments under the name of ‘Gitanjali’ and  ‘Amar Thikana’. The Departments executing the scheme ‘Gitanjali’ are:

a) Fisheries Department

b) Backward Classes Welfare Department

c) Minority Affairs & Madrasah Education Department

d) Forest Department

e) Sundarban Affairs Department and

f) Paschimanchal Unnayan Affairs Department.

The objective of the scheme is to provide proper shelters to the economically weaker section of society as well as to create additional employment opportunities for construction workers etc.