DDA to Built 50,000 Housing Units for EWS & LIG Group Under PMAY by 2018

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is also going to give its contribution under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The authority will construct around 50,000 housing units for economically weaker sections (EWS) and low-income group (LIG) families in Delhi by the end of 2018. These units will come up at seven locations in the city, are meant to provide affordable housing in urban areas under PMAY.

Under this scheme, over 24,000 affordable housing units will be constructed for the people of EWS (Economically Weaker Section) category.
The people of EWS category having an annual income less than Rs 3 lakh will be benefited under this scheme. Besides this, additional 25,000 units will be constructed for LIG (Lower Income Group) categories families. It includes households with an approximate income between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 6 lakh
Initially, this scheme was known as ‘Housing for All’ Scheme (HFA). It was re-launched in June 2015 by the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi. It was launched with an aim of providing an affordable housing to all the homeless people or the people living in mud houses across the nation. A target of construction 2 Crore affordable housing by the year 2022 has been set by the NDA Government. This scheme also includes women, Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes.
Of the seven locations, three — in Kalkaji, Jailorwala Bagh and Kathputli Colony — are being constructed in situ. The other in-house projects will come up in Narela, Vasant Kunj, Sultan Garhi and Dwarka.
Principal Commissioner Land Disposal at DDA, J P Aggarwal informed that the housing scheme will cost about Rs 15 lakh per unit at the current rate. However, the “housing will be sufficiently subsidized for EWS families, since the cost of land is not recovered from them.
Besides this, the authority is trying to ensure that all basic amenities are also provided wherever these colonies come up, including shops and basic infrastructures such as roads and streetlights.
News Source: http://indianexpress.com
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