JDA razes 4 illegal colonies in Jalandhar

By Accommodation Times Bureau JALANDHAR On Thursday the Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) removed encroachments from commercial sites of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) along Ladhowali Road of the city by demolishing four illegal colonies. Following the instructions from Girish Dayalan, JDA chief administrator, a special team of the civic body razed,

Tenancy reforms vs open market leasing – what would serve the poor better?

By Accommodation Times News Services Dr. N.C. Saxena Former Secretary, Planning Commission A ban on leasing was imposed after Independence in almost all states to encourage owner-cultivation and to give security of tenure to sharecroppers and tenants. While such laws should continue in areas characterised by semi-feudal mode of production and may even

HC issues order to withdraw collection of EDC from private builders

By Accommodation Times News Services Punjab and Haryana High Court on March 19, issued order to withdraw the collection of external development charges (EDC), imposed on private builders and developers by the Haryana state government, following the appeal filled by the builders & developers against the revised EDC policy for urban areas in August

Union Budget Highlights

By Accommodation Times News Services “Kalangathu Kanda Vinaikkan Thulangkathu Thookkang Kadinthu Seyal” (What clearly eye discerns as right, with steadfast will And mind unslumbering, that should man fulfil) - Saint Tiruvalluvar 1 Key Features of Budget 2013-2014 THE ECONOMY AND THE CHALLENGES Getting back to potential growth rate of 8 percent is the challenge facing the country.