Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Assistance for Land for Housing Projects for Urban Poor in Gujarat

The Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that under the Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) Programme and the Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), land cost is not financed except for acquisition of private land for schemes/ projects in the North Eastern States & hilly States, viz., Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. 

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Kumari Selja said, the Mission period was upto31.03.2012 and as such, no new sanction can be doneunder BSUP and IHSDP during the extended period upto 2014. Guidelines of BSUP and IHSDP do not provide additional central share to meet cost escalation. It is upto the States to provide additional state share to meet the cost escalation. 

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