Sikkim is the first State in the country to provide pucca houses to all its residents belonging to the economically weaker sections.

The State Government has launched a social housing project, Chief Minister's Rural Housing Mission (CMRHM), under which around 6000 dwellers living in kutcha houses will get a new single storey earthquake resistant new pucca house free of cost by 2013, project director of the mission C C Wangdi informed.