THE STATE Government has made it mandatory for all development authorities and the UP Avas Evam Vikas Parishad (UPAVP) to seek clearance of their board of directors before undertaking any housing scheme on an area of 25 acres of land.
Stating this in a press release, secretary (Housing) K L Meena said it was noticed that the development authorities and the UPAVP were launching their proposed schemes without obtaining approval from their boards of directors.
“Owing to this, the representatives of other departments on the board were unable to contribute or give their valuable input to these schemes,” he pointed out.
Henceforth, he said, it would be imperative to prepare the financial viability of all the proposed housing schemes before their launch. In the absence of advance appraisal and planning, several housing schemes, faced difficulties in the disposal of their properties, he added.
Secretary housing said that development work on proposed schemes would be undertaken only after assessing their financial viability. Meena said that directives to this effect had been issued to the UPAVP and all development authorities in the State.
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