New Scheme for West Bengal Low Cost Housing Scheme to revive
West Bengal Low Cost Housing Scheme: A new scheme of low-cost housing for Low Income Group (LIG) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS), conceptualised by the West Bengal government, will be placed before the state cabinet for approval, this week.
Under the scheme named ‘Banglar Bari’, each group of housings will have four storied buildings with four flats of around 300 square feet area on each floor. A multi-storied pilot scheme is already in place at Salt Lake’s Duttabad, where people who were displaced due to the extension of the East-West Metro project were rehabilitated.
According to state secretariat officials, the scheme plans to develop multi-storied apartment complexes in various areas, including Kidderpore, Chetla and several areas in Howrah during the second phase.
The scheme has been conceptualised for the urban poor who have been affected while making way for government projects or those whose homes were damaged in natural disasters, including floods. The scheme would be open for economically weaker families in the state’s urban areas, where group housing will be developed by state government agencies. Priority would be given to the homeless, slum dwellers and those without pucca houses.
In 2014, the state government’s housing department had come up with the ‘Gitanjali’ Housing Scheme replacing its previous ‘Amar Thikana’ scheme, for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of people in both the rural and urban areas. One such scheme with 720 flats has been developed in the Rajarhat area.
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