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Gujarat will Lead in Implementing GoI’s Initiative–Housing for All by 2022: Gujarat CM at CREDAI Delhi Conclave

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel today said that Gujarat will lead the country to achieve the Government of India’s flagship initiative- “Housing for All-2022” by providing affordable houses to the needy and poor people. The State Government, under the scheme, has approved 3.13 lakh houses out of which 1.33 lakh have already been allotted to the beneficiaries and the rest of the houses will be completed and allotted soon, Smt Patel said expressing her confidence that Gujarat will be ahead in housing sector also like other fields.

Speaking at the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) CONCLAVE-2015 on “Sustaining High State Growth through Real Estate- The Gujarat Experience”, CM Smt Patel stated that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure that poor should get houses at affordable rates and, therefore, the State Government has introduced significant provisions and initiatives like Mukhyamantri Gruh Yojana to achieve targets of construction of affordable houses.

CM Smt Patel also appreciated efforts by CREDAI to set up such an interactive platform. In attempts to turn urbanisation from challenge to an opportunity, such dialogue between real estate developers and government is very significant, she added.

Addressing a packed gathering of real estate developers and industry delegates, CM Smt Patel shared about Gujarat government’s commitment to the remotest people in the state and various welfare initiatives being undertaken to provide assistance, benefits and opportunities to workers and labourers involved in construction activities. Welfare schemes have been initiated by Government of Gujarat especially for construction workers/labourers, including unorganized labourers such as U-WIN (Unorganized Workers’ Identification Number) card to all construction workers/labourers.

Focussing on ‘Good Governance through e-Governance’, CM Smt Patel said that the State Government has taken enormous efforts to simplify the complicated procedures for maintaining land records and Records of Rights, through digitization. Use of e-Governance for implementing land administration reforms has resulted in bringing ease to the people and transparency in the system. Putting people at the centre of all decisions and actions, Government of Gujarat has been successful in announcing and implementing a slew of pro-people land reforms.

Referring to town planning, she shared that giving a boost structured and systematic development, Government of Gujarat has approved 50 Development Plans and 200 Town Planning schemes in cities in last three years.

CM Smt Patel said that Gujarat is one of the most developed states in India, consistently striving to build new benchmarks, reach new heights of growth. Preparing the state for future needs, Government of Gujarat has welcomed well-planned modern infrastructure projects.

A presentation on Gujarat’s mega project GIFT City was made by Shri Ajay Pandey, CEO, GIFT City while Shri Ajay Bhadoo, Secretary to Chief Minister and CEO, GIDB also gave a brief about development of Dholera SIR, India’s first industrial smart city during the event.

 
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