Shivraj Cabinet approved ‘Housing Guarantee Bill’ to give landless person his own house
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 16-Mar-2017

Bhopal, March 16: Madhya Pradesh Government has approved the historical Housing Guarantee Bill 2017 that promises every landless person in the state a plot of land to build a home. Under this Bill, the State government would provide houses at concessional rates or residential plots free of cost to the economical weaker sections and lower income group people of the State.

Cabinet under the chairmanship of CM Shivraj approved supplementary budget of Rs. 5000 Crore along other public interest decisions on Wednesday. A historic bill has been ratified by the Cabinet for the benefit of the deprived and homeless, the landless poor of the state. Through the new law, the government will give guarantee to all such persons born in Madhya Pradesh to have a home of their own. Lakhs of homeless and landless citizens will benefit from the new law, which is likely to be enacted by the end of this month.

Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in the country to enact such a law. The bill is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission for housing for all by 2022, and will be presented in the assembly during the second phase of the Budget session beginning March 20.

The government would guarantee provision of house of 25 square metre or residential plot of 45 square metre in municipal corporation area and in other areas, residential plot of 60 square metre.

District level housing committees would be constituted that would register the beneficiaries on the basis of survey. Under the Bill, Rural and Urban development, local bodies, Development Authorities and Housing Board would distribute plots and houses.