Houses for poor to be registered in the name of women

housingCHANDIGARH: Looking at women empowerment in the backdrop of rising crime against them, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said that 3.5 lakh affordable houses would be registered in name of women of beneficiary families. To provide houses to poor in urban and rural areas, Haryana has launched Priyadarshani Awaas Yojna to build 2 lakh houses for rural poor and 1.5 lakh units under Affordable Urban Housing policy 2013 in urban areas.
“A woman will seldom sell off her home. It will ensure that the subsidized houses are not sold off by men,” Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said while announcing that the state government will register the house in name of the women from the poor families. “Every individual should own a house,” the minister said.
Under the Priyadarshini Awaas Yojna, a scheme sponsored by Haryana government, each of the beneficiaries will be allocated Rs 81,000 as grant for construction of a new house. An assistance of Rs 9,100 will also be provided under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan. The state government has made budgetary allocation of Rs 350 crore under the scheme and HUDCO will finance the Rs 1350 crore scheme.
For the urban poor 1.5 lakh houses are to be build by 2014-15 through Housing board Haryana, Urban Local Bodies and Town and Country Planning. A public private partnership model has been proposed to provide liberal concessions to private players in CLU, EDC, license fee and FAR. Financial Institutions have been mobilized to provide loans under ISHUP scheme and interest subsidy of 5% will be available up to loan of Rs one lakh. The beneficiaries will be provided a unit of 300 square feet at highly subsidized rates.
With rise in graph of crime against women, especially from scheduled castes, the state government lately has been facing a lot of flake. Around 19.335 per cent of the population belong to scheduled caste in the state. A majority of beneficiaries under the housing scheme will fall in the category.

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