To speed the work of affordable housing, Nagpur Guardian Minister, Chandrashekhar Bawankule has asked all the local bodies of the district i.e. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), municipal councils and Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) to hand over the Government registered land to MHADA.
The decision has been made in a meeting which took place between chief executive officers (CEOs) of district’s municipal councils, top housing officials and CEO of MHADA. The Guardian Minister also reviewed the progress of the affordable housing scheme as Nagpur has been given a target to complete 50,000 homes this year.
As per the decision, NMRDA is directed to hand over 38-acre land in the metro region and 4.39-acre land within municipal limits to MHADA. “As of now, there are certain areas like Wathoda and Tarodi, where NMRDA is already developing affordable homes. So they are allowed to complete the project, after which MHADA will take over the further work.” Sources said.
Bawankule also asked Nagpur Municipal Corporation to set up an affordable housing cell so that local bodied can certify application of those who have registered under PMAY.
An official in Bawankule’s office informed that all the CEOs were ordered to find out government land available in their jurisdiction and make it available to MHADA. They were also asked to certify people living in tile and tin roof houses and homeless people so that affordable houses can be provided to them.
According to recent data, till now around 72000 applications have been received by the local bodies for affordable housing. Officials said that due to such large numbers of applications we have asked all CEOs to process these applications at a faster rate.