The affordable housing policy is one of the major steps taken by the government that seeks to provide the “Housing for all by 2022”. Recently, the Haryana government has been deciding to revise its affordable housing policy which seeks to ascertain the above target.
According to Kavita Jain, the Haryana housing minister, a new housing policy which envisions to provide cheaper housings to the people residing in small urban areas and in the old city boundaries of the state is approved by the chief minister, ManoharLalKhatter.
This is a step taken to help people acquire affordable houses near their workplaces. Kavita Jain has further added that under the jurisdiction of urban local bodies, a new policy has been formulated by the state government and the chief minister had accorded his approval to it.
She also said that there was a pre-existing plan by the Town and the country planning department which sought to set up sectors in urban areas but old urban cities were not included in any such plans.
The fact that the policy made in 2013 was applicable only to the residential sector of urban areas, has directed the urban local bodies to plan out another policy. The Housing minister Kavita Jain also added that due to this new policy, the housing projects in old cities of urban areas will be given approval by the department.
According to Kavita, here are four sub-divisions of the state urban areas into various zones. These zones are, the hyper potential zone which includes the municipal corporation of Gurugram, the high potential zone which includes the municipal committee of Sohna and themunicipal corporations ofSonepat, Panchkula, Faridabad, and Panipat, the medium potential zone which includes the Municipal corporations of Yamunanagar, Karnal, Rohtak, Hisar, municipal committee of Bawal, Bahadurgarh, Palwal, Rewari and Municipalities of Dharuhera, Gannaur, and Hodal and the low potential zone which includes 49 municipalities areas and 13 municipal committees
This is how the Haryana government is planning to revise its affordable housing policy.