Jan Awas Yojna – New Housing Project in Rajasthan for EWS & LIG

October 7, 2015 | Last Modified: October 21, 2016 at 11:43 am

Mukhyamantri Jan Awas Yojna: Rajasthan government has launched a new housing project named as Mukhyamantri Jan Awas Yojna to ensure the quality housing for Economical Weaker Section and Lower Income Group of the society in the state. The project is an initiative towards the effective implementation of housing for all by 2022 scheme – launched by central government with the aim to construct 2 crore houses over the nation.

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On September 26, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan has launched the policy and offered encouragement to developers to construct EWS and LIG houses for weaker section on private and government land. The government aims to construct houses in cities which have a population of 1 lakh or above by this policy and there are 13 such cities in the state.

The Addition Secretary of Urban Development of Rajasthan, Mr. Ashok Jain said that the new policy is essentially complementary to the government of India’s policy. The central government policy talks about four different verticals and affordable housing through developers is one of the verticals. This policy is looking to comply with the central government policy on housing for all.

“While it has only been a short time, we have been receiving a positive response from developers. People are coming forward. As per my own feedback, developers are interested in taking on projects through this policy,” Jain said.
The policy has incentives for private developers. “We have given developers non-cash incentives and revenue forgone incentives in the new policy. We have also introduced waivers of approval charges and have also increased the floor area ratio, ground covering and higher height limits,” Jain said.

The new a modified version of the policy of 2009. The new policy was prepared after the incorporating of feedback from various stakeholder and element of policy initiatives of central government.

The officials said about the major issues of previous policy that the entire process of allotment was done by a central authority in the previous policy and payments were also taken by the local authorities and then transferred to the developers. In the new policy, we have removed this issue and now both allotment and payment are done by the developers.

According to the technical group on housing shortage constituted by the central government, the shortage of urban housing was estimated to be 1.05 million. Of this, more than 85% is in the EWS and LIG category.