Mufti orders survey of LIG, EWS families to assess requirement of housing colonies in JK

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JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday ordered Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD) to carry out a comprehensive survey of houseless Low Income Group (LIG) families and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) so that a fair assessment is made about the actual requirement of housing colonies in the state.

He also laid emphasis on keeping provision of well-laid out roads, schools, hospitals, malls, parks and other basic amenities while developing group residential colonies and flatted accommodation. “As a matter of policy, a portion of flats should be earmarked for EWS and LIG families,” he stressed.

On Tuesday, the Chief Minister had ordered framing a comprehensive PPP Policy to overcome acute shortage of affordable housing colonies and formulation of a panel, headed by the Chief Secretary, to ensure execution of projects by SDA and JDA in a time-bound manner.

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