Uttar Pradesh cabinet approves affordable rental housing scheme for urban poor – ET RealEstate

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government will start a scheme offering affordable rental housing for poor people living in cities and a proposal to this effect was approved by the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, an official release issued here on Friday said.

Under the Affordable Rental Housing and Complexes (ARHC) scheme, urban migrants/poor labourers, those belonging to economically weaker sections, low income groups including factory workers, educational institutions, people associated with hospitality and students will be the beneficiaries.

Preference will be given to people belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, widows, working women, divyang and minorities, which will be subject to the provisions made by the state government, the release said.

The ARHC scheme has been launched by the government of India through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under ‘self-reliant India’ campaign, the statement said.

It will be implemented under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) to promote participation of private/public institutions for construction, operation and maintenance of rental housing complexes for urban migrants/poor, it said.

The scheme will be implemented under two models in the state.

Model one involves converting vacant houses funded by the central or state government into an ARHC through an agreement.

Under the second model, ARHC will be built, operated and maintained by public/private entities on their available vacant land, it said.

No proposal will be accepted without technical examination of the ‘Avas Bandhu’ under the scheme, it said.

According to the statement, all projects under the scheme will be used for rental accommodation only for EWS/LIG category, urban migrants/poor for minimum 25 years.

If ARHC is used for any purpose other than rent, action will be taken against the agency concerned by the competent authority according to rules, the release said.



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Nod for more land, hurdles cleared for Dehi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor – ET RealEstate

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GHAZIABAD: Land hurdles for the ambitious Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project have been resolved, TOI has learnt.

At a recent meeting with UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) had raised the issue of requirement of 22,225 sqm land at three places along the RRTS route, saying that any further delay will have a bearing on the priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai for which March 2023 deadline has been set.

According to officials, the process for transferring the land parcels belonging to the state irrigation department and Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) have now been initiated.

“NCRTC requires 4,000 sqm land in Arthala for setting up its power station and an additional 12,200 sqm for dumping construction and development waste. The two land parcels belong to the irrigation department and at the meeting it gave its consent for handing over the same to NCRTC at a rate to be decided by senior officials,” the official said.

Similarly, in Guldhar, NCRTC requires 6,025 sqm land for setting up an RRTS station there, but the land earmarked has been leased out by UPSIDC to a private company. “UPSIDC officials said that the lease period lapsed in February and it will soon initiate proceedings for handing over the land to NCRTC,” said the official.

The UP government is according priority to RRTS project and meetings at regular intervals are being conducted to deal with the roadblocks and impediments surrounding the same. On work front, the 17km priority stretch between Sahibabad and Duhai is going on in full swing, and according to officials, nearly 40% of the civil work on this route is complete.

The super stricture on this stretch is now visible and so far, more than 375 piers have been erected. “While work on erecting piers is going on in full swing and so far 375 piers have been erected, we have simultaneously started work on viaduct,” said an official from NCRTC.



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Ownership of residence in rural areas to be in woman’s name: Uttar Pradesh CM – ET RealEstate

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LUCKNOW: Reviewing implementation of the second phase of Mission Shakti, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday gave directions that registration of Gharauni, the document that will certify ownership of a residential accommodation in rural areas, will be issued in the name of a woman in the family.

The CM has also ordered setting up of an outpost under the Mahila Thana of the district for speedy redressal of complaints lodged by women. He also said that women self-help groups should be given the charge of maintaining community toilets in rural areas at the earliest.

The CM said that to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, government departments should start programmes under Mission Shakti from February 26.

The discussion also focused on the women cyber crime cell, cyberbullying and cyber stalking, setting up a woman safety committee under community policing, facility for first aid at women help desks, release of very old inmates from jail or those who are physically disabled, etc.

The CM directed district magistrates to prepare a road map for the next year to continue the programme even after April 2021.

“Women and girls still suffer discrimination and gender inequality. Effective communication helps overcome these situations,” said Manoj Kumar Rai, director, women welfare department and nodal officer, Mission Shakti. He said that a special social and behavioural change communication module has been prepared and public awareness programmes will be conducted through this in March.

Rai said women and children will be made aware of the role of effective communication in the fight for their rights. A training of departmental officers and employees will be conducted from March 1 to 10 on the basis of the communication module. One member each from the child protection unit of every district, one from each Mahila Shakti Kendra and four mukhya sevikas from each district will also be trained. Master trainers will then impart training to other departmental officers and employees between March 10 and 31.



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PM to release Rs 2,691 crore to 6.1 lakh residents in Uttar Pradesh under PMAY-G – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release financial aid of nearly Rs 2,691 crore to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister will hand over the assistance at noon via videoconference, during which Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also be present.

The assistance would include first installment to 5.30 lakh beneficiaries and second installment to 80,000 others who have already availed of the first installment under the PMAY-G.

The Prime Minister had called for ‘Housing for All by 2022’, for which the Centre’s flagship programme PMAY-G was launched on November 20, 2016.

So far, 1.26 crore houses have been built across the country under the scheme. Under PMAY-G, each beneficiary is given 100 per cent grant of Rs 1.20 lakh (in plain areas) and Rs 1.30 lakh (in hilly states/north-eastern states/difficult areas/UTs of J&K and Ladakh/IAP/LWE districts).

The PMAY-G beneficiaries are also provided support of unskilled labour wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act Scheme and assistance of Rs 12,000 for the construction of toilets through Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G), MGNREGA or any other dedicated source of funding.

The scheme has provisions for convergence with other schemes of the Centre and states/UTs for providing LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme, electricity connections, and access to safe drinking water under Jal Jeevan Mission.



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