Tag: Humane Cities

Delhi gets India’s largest police housing project

Delhis Lt. Governor Tejinder Khanna has laid the foundation for India’s largest public-private partnership (PPP) housing project worth Rs.18, 000 crore for police personnel. “With a total of 5,202 flats, three kinds of housing units will be constructed under this project which has its maximum construction time limit of around 885 days. Well known MNC […]

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Dr Girija Vyas: AHP scheme to be launched soon

Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Dr Girija Vyas has announced that the revised Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) scheme will be launched very soon to encourage state concessions and creation of affordable housing stock for construction. A?While addressing the REALTY 2013, Confederation of Indian Industrys (CIIs) flagship conference on Real Estate, Dr […]

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Gujarat to build upto 40,000 LIG and MIG houses every year

The Gujarat Housing Board (GHB) has planned to build 25,000 to 40,000 houses every year for providing affordable housing to the poor, low and medium income group people, said GHB Chairman Jayanti Barot. GHB is building flats for low income groups (LIG) and medium income groups (MIG) at Munjka in Rajkot, Tarsali in Vadodara and […]

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Haryana to spend more than Rs 1,000 crore for housing projects

The HaryanaA?government has approved Rs 329 crore for the construction of 8,799 houses for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of society.A?Meanwhile, the Housing Board of Haryana has already called for the registration of 10,215 eligible applicants as part of the project for construction of 50,000 houses in urban areas.A?The board intends to spend more than […]

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Gujarat government launches four housing schemes

Gujarat government has announced four schemes for construction of 22 lakh houses in the urban areas of the state in next five years. These schemes, which are part of Mukhyamantri Aawas Samruddhi Yojna, include assistance to build houses for economically weaker sections (EWS), slum rehabilitation scheme, interest subsidy for EWS and lower income groups (LIG) […]

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Bhubaneswar puts aside 100 acres for affordable housing

The Odisha government is to reserve around 100 acres to build affordable houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS) at Gothapatna on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The government is planning to launch its first such project in the city by August. “The Khurda district collector has identified the land. We will soon reserve it for […]

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Ahmedabad Urban Development Association expands in new RAH zone

The Ahmedabad Urban Development Association (AUDA) has given permission for the first affordable housing scheme in the newly declared Residential Affordable Housing (RAH) zone in Khodiyar area. The developers, Manubhai Patel Company, have been given permission to construct 53 housing units in the zone, which comes under Town Planning scheme – 60. AUDA officials said […]

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Goa govt to provide more than 4,000 affordable homes

The Goa Housing Board (GHB) has planned to build 4,000-5,000 houses and flats in the next two-three years. Chief MinisterA?Manohar Parrikar while acknowledging that buying a piece of land in the state is beyond means of a person with limited income, said his government through GHB will provide housing at reasonable rates. He blamed real […]

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Punjab to frame policy for mega housing projects

In a bid to provide affordable housing, Punjab is to frame a policy for mega housing projects in the state. The policy is to incorporate provisions, such as introducing 20% maximum permissible area for group housing in a project where group housing is proposed as part of plotted development. However, this condition would not be […]

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RAY funding pattern to be tweaked; states to be consulted

The Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) is to be tweaked by changing the norms relating to its funding pattern and granting property rights to make it more effective.A?Officials of the Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) said they have decided to improve the scheme by incorporating suggestions from states.A?The government had launched RAY in June […]

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