With a view to curb the development of unauthorised colonies and make available affordable plots to people, the Haryana Government would grant licenses for construction of affordable houses on 5 to 15 acres of land under Deep Dayal Jan Awas Yojana.

  • Chandigarh, Sept 13 – With a view to curb the development of unauthorised colonies and make available affordable plots to people, the Haryana Government would grant licenses for construction of affordable houses on 5 to 15 acres of land under Deep Dayal Jan Awas Yojana.
  • The Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal gave this information while addressing a press conference, here today.
  • He said that the State Government has removed the maximum limit for affordable group housing colony of 75 acres in small towns and 300 acres in Gurugram. Apart from this, the maximum limit in each residential sector has been increased from 10 acres to 15 acres and preference in allotment of flats would be given to beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
  • He said that 1,534 licenses were granted in the tenure of previous government, of which maximum were granted after 2002. However, the present State Government has, during last four years, given  175 licenses including 107 licenses for colonies falling under Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana and 68 other licenses.
  • The Chief Minister said that licenses are granted on 5 to 15 acres of land under Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana and the maximum size of plot would be 150 square metres. Keeping in view the success of this scheme, the government has implemented this scheme in cities with high density.
  • The Department has so far granted 107 licenses on 1,051 acres of area where 20,819 residential plots have been made available for people. Apart from this, 39 LOI were issued on 415 acres where 7,392 residential plots would be made available for middle class. For this, 120 applications were received for 1,250 acres and licenses would soon be issued to them. This would create 22,220 additional residential plots. He said that completion certificates have been issued to six colonies among those which have granted licenses. As many as 950 residential plots and 2,850 residential units have been made available in these colonies. He said that about 1.50 lakh people would be benefitted after these 250 licenses are granted.
  • Among those present on this occasion included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary Town and Country Planning Mr A.K Singh, Director General, Information Public Relations and Languages Department Mr Sameer Pal Srow, Director Town and Country Planning Mr K.M Pandurang, Chief Administrator HSVP Mr J. Ganeshan and Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr Amit Arya.