Chief Minister Jan Awas Yojana 2015

Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje unveiled two important policies pertaining to affordable housing and allotment of land for different purposes in urban areas at the Secretariat in Jaipur on Saturday. The Chief Minister said that these policies would be new milestones in the journey of policy reforms. Both the policies would go a long way in ensuring affordable housing and making simple and easy allotment of land for different purposes in urban areas. She said that with the increasing prices of land and building materials, it was indeed a challenge to provide housing to thousands of urban poor in various cities at reasonable and affordable rates. She said that the government had reshaped the earlier policy for affordable housing which was launched in 2009. In the new policy incentives had been offered for developers in such a way that they get motivated to construct EWS and LIG houses on both, private as well as government land.
Smt. Raje said that the new policy would also motivate government agencies to take up construction of affordable houses. For smooth implementation of the policy a committee had been set up under the chairmanship of Urban Development Minister. She invited various bodies of the real estate developers to participate in the forthcoming Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit scheduled to be held in Jaipur in November. She said that global investors summit had galvanized the government into taking fast and effective steps and action in various sectors.  The housing sector, she said, was our key focus area – both from the perspective of inviting investment and providing employment.
On the policy for allotment of land in urban areas, the CM said that with this the process of allotment of land in urban areas would become faster and smoother for investors. The procedures and norms of allotment for various purposes had been included in the policy, which make it transparent. Clear and simple procedures were specified in the policy, she added. The policy took in account land allotment for charitable and social institutions, industrial and public utilities, premier institutions, political parties and government departments, she said.
Urban Development Minister Shri Rajpal Singh Shekhawat said that although the procedure for land allotment had been made easier, yet the government aimed to keep a strict check on proper use of allotted land. To expedite process of construction, developers would be facilitated with fast track approvals. He further said that the land allotment policy and related details would be available in public domain. Prior to this, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development & Housing, Shri Ashok Jain gave a presentation outlining the salient features of both the policies. He explained various provisions for residential schemes, proposed industrial areas, development of affordable housing by private developers on private land, development of EWS/LIG flats by private developers on whole of private or government land. The Chief Minister also interacted with the representatives of real estate bodies, including CREDAI, as well as bankers. Several members of the State Cabinet, Public representatives and seniors officers were present on the occasion.


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