Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana 2017 – On Friday, the Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana 2017 was given approval by the Punjab Council of Ministers (CoM). Under this scheme, the eligible homeless SC/BC families of urban areas will be provided free housing units.
The families living in Urban areas having an annual income of less than Rs 3 lakh in the first phase and Rs 5 lakh in the second phase are eligible.
According to the Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Amarinder Singh for ensuring that the scheme benefits the real beneficiaries. CM observed that often the “true beneficiaries” fail to get the benefit of social welfare schemes due to errors of inclusion or exclusion. CM also directed that extreme care must be taken to avoid such errors.
Home Loan Facility
Under Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana 2017, the facility of affordable home loans to lower income group (LIG) families (having an annual income from all sources less than Rs 6 lakh) and middle-income group (MIG) families (having an annual income from all sources less than Rs 18 lakh) are provided.
According to the Sources, Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has raised the issue of tax evasion by cable networks during the previous SAD-BJP regime during the Punjab cabinet meeting.
It was resolved that he should come up with a detailed report on the matter. Sidhu had sought to bring an ordinance in the cabinet to seek an audit of the accounts of the cable networks.
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