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Maharashta Government to allot 10,000 houses to mill workers

  • Hiral Patel
  • July 17, 2015
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In a bid to provide affordable housing to mill workers, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that the Maharashtra government would allot 10,000 houses to mill workers by December this year.

Apart from that an additional of 8,710 houses will also be allotted to the workers at a later stage. The mill workers are entitled to get houses of 225 square feet under the scheme for mill worker’s housing. The Chief Minister while addressing the Lower House said,

6,925 houses were built under the scheme and 5,644 have already been transferred to eligible applicants. 6,794 new houses are under construction and the third phase would involve construction of 2,911 houses,

The plan for affordable housing was put forward in February and will be completed by December 2016. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) would provide 4,800 houses under the scheme.  Thus a total of 10,000 houses would be available for distribution by this year, the Chief Minister said.

Former Chief Minister and congress leader Prithviraj Chavan questioned the delay in providing housing till December this year, CM Devendra Fadnavis retorted by saying that total provision is for 38,000 tenements on mill land whereas in comparison during Chavan’s tenure the total number of houses allotted was just 6,000, regarding the delay the Chief Minister said,

The process of identifying land for mill workers colonies in MMR region is taking time.

The allotment process when completed will provide much needed respite to the impoverished mill workers.

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