In order to provide affordable housing to the urban and rural poor across the country. The state government of Goa will soon launch a demand survey under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation flagship scheme ‘Housing For All by 2022’.
According to the sources, the state government has already decided to appoint Hyderabad-based Regional Centre of Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES) for conducting the survey and preparing the Housing for All Plan of Action (HFAPoA) and Annual Implementation Plan (AIP), at the cost of Rs. 84 lakh, covering all 14 urban local bodies.
An official said that the demand survey will be started to know the exact demand of houses of homeless families in the urban areas and how many houses are needed to built with the available land resources. On the basis of the survey, an action would be prepared by the GSUDA, in association with urban local bodies. However, the GSUDA has sent a proposal to the state government for the approval of expenditure sanction for the work.
According to the information, the total demand for urban housing has estimated at 60,000 in the state as per the report of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
The Chief Minister has announced to rehabilitate all those people who are living in slums of Zuarinagar, Kamrabhat, and Chimbel by 2022.
Under the scheme, the government will provide a facility of subsidy to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category, whose annual income upto 3 lakh and Low-Income Group (LIG) with an income from Rs. 3-6 lakh.
According to the economical parameters, a family with an annual income below Rs. 1 lakh will qualify as urban poor. Under the scheme, the government will provide an assistance in the range of Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.30 lakh per houses.
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