Housing scheme to check illegal colonies in Haryana

  • HT Correspondent, HindustanTimes, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2016 11:00 IST

With the aim to provide housing for all and to check mushrooming of unauthorised colonies, the Haryana cabinet on Wednesday approved the implementation of Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana. The cabinet also revised the area norms of licensed colonies of medium and low potential zones.

These decisions were taken on the basis of recommendations made by a cabinet sub-committee constituted in February 2015 to take a holistic view of area norms for grant of licences for various types of colonies in low and medium potential towns by the town and country planning department. The previous Congress government had also launched an affordable housing policy in 2013 that was only meant for group housing.


The scheme aims at development of high density plotted colonies in low and medium potential towns, wherein small plots are made available through a liberal policy framework. Under the scheme, all such projects will be required to be necessarily completed within seven years from the date of grant of licence.

The projects will be allowed in the residential zone of the notified development plans of low and medium potential towns. In any residential sector, not more than 30% of the net planned area under residential zone, inclusive of the 20% area limit allowed for group housing projects, will be allowed for projects under this policy.

The minimum and maximum net planned area for such projects will be five acres and 15 acres respectively. Not more than 10% of the licensed area should fall under sector roads.

Area Norms

A maximum per missible area of a plot will be 150 square metre with maximum floorarea ratio of two and ground coverage of 65%. The coloniser will transfer 10% area of the licensed colony for free to the government for provision of community facilities. The registration of independent floors in plots and stilt parking will be allowed. Allotment of 50% residential plots covering saleable area (excluding 50% area frozen by the department) will be undertaken in the first phase by the licencee or coloniser.

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