Housing for All by 2022 is the New Mantra

Government wants every family to have a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24x7 electricity supply

Published: 24th September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2014 07:50 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: With the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) proposing to introduce a new scheme called ‘Housing for All by 2022’, the Telangana government has planned to take up some housing projects in public-private partnership (PPP) mode for economically weaker sections (EWS) and lower income groups (LIG) families in the State.

It was revealed that there is a shortage of 18.78 million houses in the country out of which more than 95 per cent shortage is for EWS and LIG houses. The housing shortage in Telangana is reported to be high.

By the time the nation completes 75 years of its independence, the government wants every family to have a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24x7 electricity supply and access.  It is envisaged to take up housing in PPP mode using land as a resource. In this connection, Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA) has written letters to Commissioners of Warangal, Ramagundam, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Khammam, Adilabad and Nalgonda Municipal Corporations as well as urban local bodies to send a proposal on different types of housing strategy to be implemented for different types of tenure.

To cater to the needs of the urban poor categorised as slum dwellers, urban poor living in slum areas, migrants and homeless and destitutes, CDMA is planning different strategies to cater to the needs of the said groups.

CDMA officials said that MoHUPA has come forward to support the state governments to bridge the gap in slum redevelopment through PPP mode. The slums would be developed in different models such as in-situ development, relocation wherein existing slum is on untenable lands. A large percentage of slum households will be provided houses through redevelopment of slum land. Slum redevelopment in PPP mode will involve other constructions for cross subsidisation. The Housing for All mission to have four distinct components - slum redevelopment, affordable housing through interest subvention, rental housing for migrants, housing for urban destitute and homeless.

To take the mission forward, MoHUPA will have an MoU with state government agreeing for mandatory conditions like development of slums through PPP mode, granting additional FSI/TDR for slums and affordable housing projects, single window clearance for building and layout permission, pre-approved layout and building design for EWS/LIG housing, a CDMA official added.

MAKING IT PUCCA

By the time the nation completes 75 years of its independence, the government wants every family to have a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24x7 electricity supply and access.

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