The Haryana Cabinet has approved a comprehensive Affordable Housing Policy namely, Housing for all-2018 for core areas of municipalities.An affordable housing policy for core areas i.e. thickly built-up area of the old town, lal dora or phirni of village included in the municipalities or area shown as existing town in the Development Plan of the town, would be provided to the identified beneficiaries under Central Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.To implement the policy, the power under the Haryana Development and Regulations of Urban area Act, 1975, would be delegated by the Town and Country Planning Department to the Urban Local Bodies Department.According to features of this Housing for all– 2018 Policy for core areas, the project would be allowed in core areas of municipal towns with project area of minimum one acre and maximum 5 acres, the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) should be 250 and for 2.5 to 5 acres it should be 275.The carpet area of the apartment should be of 50 sq. mtr. Maximum 6 per cent commercial of the net planned area at 175 FAR has been provided under the policy. The project would be completed in two years.The allotment rate has been fixed as Rs 4,000 per sq. feet in Hyper Potential Zones, Rs. 3,000 per sq. feet in High Potential Zones, Rs. 2,500 for Medium Potential Zones and Rs. 2,100 per sq. feet in Low Potential Zones.The identified beneficiaries would be provided financial assistance of Rs. 2.5 lakh (Rs. 1.5 lakh centre’s share and Rs. 1 lakh state share).
Keeping in account the fact that a limited number of projects shall be allowed under this policy, and the sale is to be effected at a predetermined rate, the license fees and Internal Development Charges (IDC) shall stand waived off.However, scrutiny fees at prescribed rates would be levied. Similarly, in order to minimize the impact of External Development Charges (EDC) rates on the viability of such projects, the rates and schedule of EDC applicable on plotted colonies shall be levied.For the allotment procedure, first preference would be given to physically handicapped persons, senior citizens, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minority, single women, transgenders and other weaker and vulnerable sections of the society among the eligible beneficiaries of same town identified in Affordable Housing Project under Housing for All-2018.Second preference would be given to physically handicapped persons, senior citizens, Schedule Castes, Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minorities, single women, transgenders and other weaker and vulnerable sections of the society among the eligible beneficiaries of other towns identified in Affordable Housing Project under Hosing for All-2018 and third preference would be given to the eligible identified beneficiaries not included in the above categories.