'Special Task Force' for Housing for All in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Aug 17: Haryana government on Tuesday said it has constituted a Special Task Force under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for the effective implementation of 'Housing for All' scheme, and to ensure that each family in the state has its own house by 2019.

This was informed in a meeting regarding the scheme presided over by the Chief Minister here, an official statement said.

'Special Task Force' for Housing for All

All the respective departments, boards and corporations involved in the implementation of the scheme, including Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Haryana Housing Board, Haryana Police Housing Corporation and Rural Development Department should prepare schemes to achieve this target by 2019, Khattar said.

He also directed them to expedite the implementation of the existing housing schemes.

'While laying stress on the "scientific method" of conducting surveys, Khattar directed the departments concerned to provide district-wise details of houses already available and new houses required.

He also asked the them to utilise the services of multiple agencies in this regard to ensure accuracy of the data.

Khattar said the aim of the government was to assist those who either want to construct new house or purchase already constructed houses.

The Chief Minister also directed Haryana Housing Board see the demand for houses in big cities and towns of the state including Faridabad, Sonipat and Panipat.

He directed the board to construct houses as per the demand so as to ensure their proper utilisation.

Khattar also directed the Rural Development Department to carry out detailed mapping to identify the exact number of beneficiaries who are yet to get 100 square yards plot.

The government has assigned Chairman, Haryana Housing Board, Jawahar Yadav, the task of "maintaining proper coordination" with different departments under the scheme.

It was informed in the meeting that HUDA has already constructed 6,300 flats under Ashiana Scheme. Apart from this, 6,000 new flats would be constructed in Rajiv Colony and Indira Colony in Panchkula in Pubic Private Partnership (PPP) mode, the statement said.

Haryana Housing Board has also constructed 15,000 houses for which the allotment process is in progress. Apart from this, 17,000 new houses are under construction. The board has so far constructed 83,000 housing units in the state, it said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had in June, 2015 announced 'Housing for All' scheme to ensure that each family in the country has its own house by 2022.

PTI

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