AHMEDABAD: Gujarat government on Wednesday announced affordable housing schemes for 22 lakh urban households in the state in five years. This includes rehabilitation of slum dwellers, a subsidy of Rs one lakh to families in economically weaker category and Lower Income Group (LIG) as well as an interest subsidy of rupees one lakh for citizens booking flats in schemes by private developers. It will also provide Rs 50,000 per house for providing urban infrastructure to schemes for economically weaker sections.
According to the schemes approved by the state cabinet, slum dwellers will get a 1BHK house over a carpet area of 25-30 square metre in a four (G plus 3) or a six (G plus 5) storey apartments preferably in their present locality. Government land will be used to construct houses were rehabilitation is not possible in the present locality. Traders will get a shop of 15 square metre under the rehabilitation package.
Economically Weaker Sections are classified as families with an annual family income of upto rupees One lakh. Low Income Group (LIG) families (with annual incomes in the bracket of over Rs One lakh upto Rs 2.5 lakh) will get houses over a carpet area of 31-50 square metre. The government plans to cater to 40,000 urban families in the category in 2013-14. It has earmarked Rs 400 crore under the Mukhya Mantri Awas Samruddhi Yojana for the purpose. The cost of a house is likely to be in the range of Rs 7-11 lakh excluding the stamp duty costs.
"The maximum cost of a house for EWS families will not cross Rs 5 lakh and those for LIG families will not exceed Rs 12.5 lakh," said a statement from the government. A Floor Space Index of 3.0 is announced for all the schemes. The beneficiaries will have to register themselves under the UID scheme.
The government will provide additional Rs 50,000 per house to create urban infrastructure for the EWS schemes, while the onus will be on the developer under LIG schemes. EWS families and benificiaries under Slum Rehabilitation scheme will have to register their property on a stamp paper of Rs 100.
Citizens, both under EWS and LIG category, buying houses from private developers will get an interest subsidy of rupees One lakh.