In a bid to provide housing for all in the state by 2022, the Haryana government has decided to revise its Affordable Housing Policy and include a plan for old cities within the jurisdiction of urban local bodies
The Haryana government has decided to revise its Affordable Housing Policy, to provide housing for all in the state by 2022. Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the changes in the policy to provide cheaper houses to the people of small urban areas, especially in the old city boundaries of the state, an official release said. This will provide affordable houses to the general public near their work places, under the centre’s ‘Housing for All by 2022’ mission.
In a statement issued on February 18, 2018, urban local bodies minister Kavita Jain said the state government has formulated an Affordable Housing Policy for old cities, within the jurisdiction of urban local bodies, to which the chief minister has accorded his approval. She said that although there was already a plan for setting up of sectors in urban areas by the Town and Country Planning Department, yet, there was no such plan for the old cities in urban areas. The 2013 policy was applicable only for residential sectors of urban areas. Therefore, the Urban Local Bodies Department was directed to formulate a new policy, the minister said.
She said that the urban areas of the state had been divided into four zones. The Municipal Corporation (MC), Gurugram has been included in the Hyper-Potential Zone; MCs of Faridabad, Sonepat, Panipat, Panchkula and the Municipal Committee of Sohna into the High-Potential Zone. The MCs of Karnal, Hisar, Yamunanagar, Rohtak, and municipal committees of Bahadurgarh, Bawal, Rewari, Palwal and Municipality Hodal, Dharuhera and Gannaur are under the Medium- Potential Zone and other 13 Municipal Committees and 49 municipality areas have been included in Low-Potential Zone, the minister said.