The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will now write letters to the Economic Weaker Section(EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG) category allottees of its residential colonies to construct houses.

As per records, in the past 15 years, the JDA had developed plots for EWS and LIG categories covered under 50 of its housing schemes. The JDA will also provide aid to EWS and LIG plot owners to seek loan from banks and enjoy subsidies on interest amount of loan up to Rs 1.5 lakh.

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Incentivising Allottees

To incentivise all allottees to come forward, JDA will issue out a letter informing all the owners about the advantages and benefits provided by the Centre.

“We will soon invite online and offline applications. The camps will also be organised for the same. The target can be achieved in this manner,” said an official source at JDA.

Facts and Figures

“For the scheme, we have received 700 applications. But, most of the applicants were from other cities of the state. Also applicants already had plots in RHB and JDA schemes,” the official added.

Under the Jan Awas Yojana scheme, the Centre provides subsidy of Rs 1.5 lakh for construction of houses to this category up to the plot size of 75 sq metre.

Also Read: Houses for Poor People in Rajasthan

Division of Allocation

In the policy, under provisions 4(A) and 4(B), the EWS/LIG houses will be developed on government land by a private developer. Around 75% of such government land shall be used for EWS/LIG people, while the remaining 25% can be sold by the developer.

Roadmap Ahead

In order to effectively accomplish the target, the JDA recently planned to develop a new scheme for LIG and EWS. Nonetheless, the urban development and housing (UDH) department has proposed a plethora of amendments in the affordable housing policy to motivate developers to construct houses for EWS and LIG on both private and government land.

To achieve the target of constructing 10 lakh houses till 2018 under the Housing For All scheme, the Rajasthan state government will give greater impetus to providing complimentary land for affordable housing projects administered on public private partnership (PPP) mode.

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