By Accommodation Times News Service
A computerized draw for allotment of houses will eliminate middlemen and ensure transparency in the process, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel said. “In the past, middlemen used to syphon off benefits intended for poor. I hope that the computerized draw system would keep them at bay,” Patel said here.
She presided over a function to mark computerized allotment of houses by the Gujarat Housing Board (GHB). The draw was held for 772 houses to be constructed in the city, under ‘Mukhyamantri GruhBSE 3.81 % Yojana’.
“Since 2012 when the then chief minister Narendra Modi announced building of 50 lakh houses for the urban and rural poor, the state government has already built 2lakh houses and allotted them to beneficiaries. Another 40,000 to 50,000 houses are in various stages of completion while government plans to build 3 to 4lakh houses every year,” she said. The chief minister also said that the government will provide quality infrastructural facilities near housing sites in a transparent and expeditious manner.
“Apart from providing houses to the poor, the government is also determined to provide them education with a view to create a prosperous society,” Patel said.
Patel also said that the state government has already approved more than 150 town planning schemes with an aim to make the state free of slums. “These houses are to be built for different categories of people as per their annual income,” she added. The chief minister said that government will build homes for the economically weaker sections and also help people get loans for their homes. “It is our aim to provide affordable homes to everybody,” she added. Meanwhile, State Housing Commissioner Mona Khandhar said that the computerized draw was held for 772 beneficiaries belonging to (Low Income Group) LIG- 1, LIG- 2 and (middle Income Group) MIG-1 categories.