700 flats on offer for economically deprived in DDA housing scheme

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2014 00:21 IST

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is going to launch its 2014 housing scheme next month and for the first time, it will have two separate draw of lots for the scheme.

There are a total of 26,300 flats on offer this time and out of these, 700 flats for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category will be allotted separately in what is being called a ‘mini draw’.

“These 700 flats are only meant for people of the EWS category and only those with valid income certificates will be allowed to apply for these flats,” DDA Vice Chairman Balvinder Kumar told Hindustan Times.

“We are considering the income criteria set by the Delhi government to ascertain who all will be eligible to apply for these 700 flats,” he said. “We are also looking into the criteria fixed by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB). “Those applying for this scheme will have to submit copies of income certificates,” he said.

Out of the total 26,300 flats on offer, almost 24,000 are one room sets and although meant for the Lower Income Group (LIG), anyone can apply for these flats and there is no need to submit any income certificate. There are also 1,000 Higher Income Group (HIG) flats that have three bedrooms or more and about 1,200 Middle Income Group (MIG) flats that are one bedroom or two bedroom type flats.

DDA had set itself a goal of creating one lakh EWS houses every year but has been found lacking in achieving it. In its housing schemes, however, the lion’s share are that of one room flats targeted at lower income groups. In the 2010 housing scheme, out of the total 16,000 flats, 11,000 were one room flats.

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