Panchkula, April 16- Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda directed the Housing Board Authorities that about 50000 dwelling units be constructed in the State with in next three years so that the dreams of having own roof by the poor people of the society living in the urban areas could be realised. The Chief Minister was talking with the officers of Haryana Housing Board after laying the foundation stone of a Group Housing Scheme which would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 67 crore here today. He said that these flats would be seventh storied. He also directed the officers that such proposal be mooted by the Housing Board so that houses could be made available on low cost to the poor people of the society.
Mr. Hooda said that keeping in view the problem of the poor people of the society Haryana Housing Board had reduced the prices of houses up to 15 to 20 per cent. He said that as many as 170 flats would be constructed here and these would be completed by January 2010. He said that under the scheme of constructing 50,000 dwelling units by the Haryana Housing Board in the state about 250 acres of land had been identified so for in 12 districts of the state.
The Chief Minister said that under the Jawahar lal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission Scheme as many as 7114 houses would be constructed in three phases at Panchkula and out of these 2072 houses were being constructed in the first phase at a cost of Rs. 50 crore. He said that in the rural areas plots measuring 100 square yard were being given to the beneficiaries and this decision had been taken keeping in view the problem of poor people especially living in the urban areas.
Mr. Hooda revealed that Haryana Urban Development Authority had given its consent to provide 65 acres of land to the Haryana Housing Board at Bahadurgarh, Jind, Hisar, Kaithal and Sirsa for the construction of houses for the poor people of the society. He said that as many as 62537 houses had been constructed by the Haryana Housing Board so far in the state.
The Minister of state for Housing Mrs. Savitri Jindal said that Haryana Housing Board was constructed 3222 houses at Panchkula, Kurukeshetra, Karnal, Sonipat, Matloda, Bahadurgarh, Bhiwani, Gurgoan, Dharuhera and Faridabad. She said that 33 per cent houses being constructed by the Housing Board had been earmarked exclusively for the women.
The Chairperson of Haryana Housing Board Mrs. Parsanni Devi said that Housing Board was constructing three room set houses at Matlauda in District Panipat and cost of theses houses would be of Rs. 12 lakh only. She said that a number of panchayats were interested to give free of cost land to the Housing Board for the construction of Houses in the villages.
Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Housing Department Mr. R.K. Ranga said that under the sagacious leadership of Chief Minister efforts were being made to construct low cost houses by the Housing Board.
Later, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of Air conditioned “Agro Mall” which would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 30 crore by State Agriculture Marketing Board in sector 20. He also directed the officers of Haryana Agricultural Marketing Board Authorities that the construction work of this Agro Mall be completed with in next 9 months so that optimum benefit could be provided to the farming community.
The Chief Minister said that this would be first Agro Shopping Mall of its kind in the country which would have world class interiors, power back-up, escalators, landscaped plaza and earth quake resistant design. He said that Agro Mall would have two-tier basement for the sale of all kind of agricultural based products which included food products and other allied products on the pattern of international super markets.
Mr. Hooda said that keeping in view the interest of farming community the floor rates of land acquisition had been increased manifold in the state beside subsidy was also being given to the farmers on seeds, pesticides, insecticides, sprinklers and agricultural inputs. The Chief Minster was presented with a memento and a shawl by the Chief Administrator Haryana Agricultural Marketing Board Mr. Ram Niwas.
The Haryana Agricultre Minister Mr. H.S. Chatha said that Haryana Chief Minister had ensured the remunerative prices for the farmers of their produce. The minimum support prices of wheat and paddy had been increased and with this decision farmers would get crores of rupees additional.
On the occasion, HPCC President Mr. Phool Chand Mullana, HPCC working president Mr. Kuldeep Sharma, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Dura Ram and Rao Dan Singh, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary Agriculture Mr. Raj Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Panchkula Rajender Kataria, Director General Animal Husbandry Mr. K.S. Dangi, OSD to CM Mr. M.S. Chopra and B.R. Beri, SDM Panchkula Mr. Virender Dahiya, District Panchkula Congress President Om Parkash Devi Nagar, and District President of Women wing Panchkula Santosh Sharma, President Zila Parishad Omesh Sood and Senior Congress Leader and Councilor Ravinder Rawal were also presented.