THE GOVERNMENT today gave the green signal to Indore Development Authority (IDA) and Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) proposals amounting to Rs 142.62 crore to construct 11,762 low cost houses for below poverty line (BPL) residents and slum dwellers.
The go ahead came at a meeting of the State-level steering committee of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) headed by Housing and Environment Minister Jayant Mallaiya held in Bhopal. Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma and IDA Chairman Madhu Verma were among those present on the occasion.
The proposals will now be submitted before Mission bosses in Delhi for approval at a meeting scheduled for September 28. While IMC will construct 4,162 dwellings at over a dozen sites it has currently shortlisted, the IDA has proposed building 7,600 houses at North Toda and Palda, Chhota Bangad-da, Nepania, Baank and Ahirkhedi villages.
Although houses built by both agencies will be similar (two rooms, kitchen, toilet and bathroom) construction cost projections vary, with the IMC estimating construction of a unit at Rs 1.10-1.20 lakh while the Authority has pegged the cost at Rs 1.5 lakh.
Seventy per cent of the housing project costs will be covered by grants with the Centre and State Government chipping in 50 and 20 per cent, respectively, and the rest being borne by the agency.
“Our proposal amounting to Rs 112.70 crore consists of three parts - construction of 800 houses in North Toda at a cost of Rs 11 crore, 3,700 houses in Palda, Chotta Bangad-da and Nepania villages at Rs 37 crore and 3,100 houses at Baank (near Sirpur) and Ahirkhedi villages and is expected to cost Rs 44.70 crore,” revealed IDA Chairman Madhu Verma. “Of the IDA share, 20 per cent will be recovered from the beneficiaries and the remaining 10 per cent share will be generated through internal resources,” he added.
The IMC proposal moots building low-cost units for rehabilitating slum dwellers at Panchsheel Nagar, Aerodrome Road, Nat Colony, Adarsh Bijasan Nagar (near Subhash Nagar Square), Jeevan Ki Phel, Tapu Nagar (near the Malwa Mill cremation ground), Sanjay Gandhi Nagar, Sethi Samvaad Nagar, North Harsiddhi slums (near Machhi Bazaar bridge), PC Sethi Nagar, Lodha Colony and Bhim Nagar.