Haryana to Revise Affordable Housing Policy

Haryana housing minister Kavita Jain said on Sunday that chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had approved a new affordable housing policy to provide cheaper houses to people of small urban areas, especially in the old city boundaries of the state

The Haryana government has decided to revise its affordable housing policy to realize the target set by the Centre under the “Housing for all by 2022” plan.

Haryana housing minister Kavita Jain said on Sunday that chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had approved a new affordable housing policy to provide cheaper houses to people of small urban areas, especially in the old city boundaries of the state. This would provide affordable houses to people near their workplaces. Jain further said the state government had formulated the policy for old cities within the jurisdiction of urban local bodies, to which the chief minister had accorded his approval. She added that although there was already a plan for setting up of sectors in urban areas by the Town and Country Planning Department, there was no such plan for old cities in urban areas.

The policy of 2013 was applicable only for residential sectors of urban areas. Therefore, the urban local bodies department was directed to formulate a new policy, she added. Kavita continued that under the new policy, the department would give approval to housing projects in old cities of urban areas.

She said the urban areas of the state had been divided into four zones. The municipal corporation (MC), Gurugram, has been included in hyper-potential zone, MCs of Faridabad, Sonepat, Panipat, Panchkula and municipal committee, Sohna, in high potential zone, MCs of Karnal, Hisar, Yamunanagar, Rohtak, municipal committee of Bahadurgarh, Bawal, Rewari, Palwal and Municipalities of Hodal, Dharuhera and Gannaur in medium potential zone and 13 other municipal committees and 49 municipality areas in low potential zone.

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