CGHB to Construct EWS & LIG Houses under PM Awas Yojna

October 3, 2015 | Last Modified: October 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Pradhan Matri Awas Yojna: 7272 flats will be constructed for Economical Weaker Section and Lower Income Group of the society under the scheme. Of which 4168 houses will be constructed for LIG while 3104 houses for EWS category. The scheme being implemented by Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CGHB) at Kamal Vihar Scheme near Raipur City. The project is spread over the area of 25.53 hectare and the authority is using RCC Precast Technology to construct these houses at 18 different locations.

Recently, the Chhattisgarh Housing Board is awarded for “Best EWS Developers” Award for quality construction of EWS houses for Economical Weaker Sections. The award was hand over to the board by M Venkaiah Naidu, the Union Minister for Urban Development during the “Housing for All” Convention-cum-Award ceremony. The Program was organized by ASSOCHAM in Delhi. Notably, on the behalf of CGHB, the award was received by CGHB Chairman Bhupendra Singh Swannni and CGHB Commissioner Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi. Chief Minister Raman Singh and State’s Minister for Housing and Environment Rajesh Kumar and Addition Chief Secretary of Housing and Environment had also congratulated the board and its official for the achievement.

Meanwhile, Chairman of CGHB Bhupendra Singh Swanni had stated that the objective of CGHB is to ensure providing houses with basic facilities and infrastructure for the people from different sections of the society. In the interest of people belonging to economically weaker sections of the society, the Board constructs around 85 percent of houses under its project. Besides, CGHB Commissioner said that the initiative is to achieve the target of housing units in slum and urban area for weaker sections under Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.

The Commissioner of CGHB Mr. Pardeshi had further informed about the per year construction of housing units. According to him, the CGHB has fixed a target to construct housing units for upcoming three years. In 2015-16 the CGHB will construct as many as 15000 houses and 25000 houses in 2016-17 and 25000 in 2017-18. Similarly, 9000 houses will be constructed by the board under general housing schemes in 2015-16, 10500 in 2016-17 and 11000 in 2017-18. In addition to this, 23664 houses in 2015-16, 7336 in 2016-17 and 9000 in 2017-18 will also be construction by the board under Mukhyamantri Awas Yojna.

Under the Kamal Vihar Scheme, 4000 affordable housing units will be constructed in 2015-16, 2000 in 2016-17 and 1500 houses in 2017-18. The government has assigned the project to the board with the task to providing housing facilities to EWS, LIG and MIG-A applicants under different housing schemes including Atal Awaas Yojana, Deendayal Awaas Yojana, Kushabhau Thakre Awaas Yojana and others.

Besides, 40000 houses will also be constructed in Naya Raipur under affordable housing scheme. The construction of these houses will cost about cost Rs. 3500 crore. Of the 40,000 houses, 20,000 units will be constructed for economical weaker section and 10,000 houses will be constructed for each LIG-A and LIG-B category.

The board is committed to ensure facilities to EWS families. Under the scheme, the government will grand of Rs. 1 lakh for each houses to person of EWS categories while Rs. 50,000 grant for LIG houses. For this, the board is going to contribute about Rs. 357 crore.

The official of CGHB informed that under the Kamal Vihar Scheme, the EWS houses will be constructed with the carpet area of 27 square meter and LIG-a and LIG-B houses will be available in the size of 40 square meter and 60 square meter respectively.
For constructing the project under the scheme, the land is provided by Naya Raipur Development Authority at the rate of Rs. 1 square per square feet. According to this, the cost of EWS units will be Rs. 4 lakh (excluding grant) and Rs. 7 lakh (excluding grant) for LIG-A house and Rs. 10 lakh (excluding grant) for LIG-B house.

The officials said that the CGHB had been utilizing advanced and cost effective RCC Precast technology for constructing houses under Mukyamanti Awas Yojana (Chief Minister Housing Scheme). The Precast technology is a globally recognized process through which concrete is cast into a mould and then transported to the construction site for use, officials stated. The Chhattisgarh government has also set a target of constructing nearly 42,000 houses under Indira Awas Yojana in the State, he also added.