Press Releases

27 June 2020
27 June 2020

  • Chandigarh June 27: Giving a big sigh of relief to all those heading from peripheral areas towards city outskirts to work, Haryana Government has decided to formulate a new scheme in which around 50,000 houses would be built in the periphery of the municipal limits. As per the scheme, houses will be given on a freehold or leasehold basis to all such people travelling every day from far-flung places of periphery areas to their workplaces. The scheme will be formulated with a buyback option, in which the owner at any given point of time will have an option to sell the same house back to the Government.
  • A decision to this regard was taken in the review meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal of ‘Housing for all’ department held here today.
  • The Chief Minister while, empathizing with the problem of all such commuters travelling a distance of several kilometers to reach their desired work destinations, said, “The purpose of this scheme is to provide housing facilities to all such people who presently have to travel long distances to reach their working destination. However, with the construction of these houses they will get housing facilities to stay nearby their work area.”
  • In order to promote Industries in Haryana, it was also decided to allow 10 percent of FAR for housing on industrial plots for entrepreneurs to set up industries in the State, so that entrepreneurs can arrange accommodation facilities for their workers within the industry premises. Besides this, it was further decided that a similar provision will also be made for the industrial plots located in the Industrial Estates of Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) for the same purpose.
  • Meanwhile Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation will also construct houses for the Industrial Units, which will be given to them on rental basis to accommodate their workers.
  • In the meeting, Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Housing Department, Mr. T.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary Development and Panchayat, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Principal Secretary, Labour Department, Mr. Vineet Garg, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning and Industries and Commerce Departments, Mr. Apoorva Kumar Singh, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mrs. Ashima Brar, Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, Mr. Anurag Agarwal were present.