Punjab

Punjab to invite applications for allotment of proposed 25,000 EWS Houses

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 14, 2021 7:53 pm -- Updated:December 14, 2021 7:53 pm

In order to provide constructed houses to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of society across the state, the Punjab Cabinet, led by Charanjit Singh Channi, on Tuesday said applications would be invited for the allotment of 25,000 EWS houses to be constructed by the urban development authorities.

The applications along with necessary documents would be invited from the eligible applicants as per the approved policy. The dwelling units would have carpet area of 30 sq metre.

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The Punjab Cabinet, led by Charanjit Singh Channi, said this scheme for EWS would be instrumental in benefitting nearly 25,000 families from Punjab, who do not own a dwelling unit.

Punjab CM Channi convenes emergency Cabinet meeting at 10.30 am on  September 29 Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi said the scheme for EWS would be instrumental in benefitting nearly 25,000 families from Punjab.

A spokesperson for the Chief Minister’s Office said at present, 397.048 acre land was available for EWS housing in all development authorities viz GMADA (233.588 acre), GLADA (73.29 acre), PDA (16.52 acre), BDA (13.48 acre), JDA (11.25 acre) and ADA (48.92 acre).

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In another decision, the Punjab Cabinet, led by Charanjit Singh Channi, has decided to reduce 10 per cent simple interest plus  3 per cent penal interest on outstanding dues of developers such as of EDC to 8.5% compounded annually in the urban development authorities. Besides, the Cabinet also decided to drop normal and penal rates of interest to 7.5% compounded annually and 10% compounded annually in future for new as well as ongoing projects.

Channi Cabinet expresses solidarity with farmers The Punjab Cabinet also approved exemption from Motor Vehicle Tax to contract carriage vehicles (up to 16 seater), buses of religious organisations and stage carriage buses (up to 35 seater.

Keeping in view the ensuing procurement season for 2022-23, beginning from April 1, 2022, the Cabinet has approved the Punjab Food Grains Labour & Cartage Policy and the Punjab Food Grains Transportation Policy for the year 2022 for labour & cartage and transportation of food grains from mandis to its storage points, respectively.

Charanjit Singh Channi Oath Live Updates: Newly appointed Punjab CM Charanjit  Singh Channi to hold cabinet meeting at 8pm today the Cabinet has approved the Punjab Food Grains Labour & Cartage Policy and the Punjab Food Grains Transportation Policy for the year 2022.

The Punjab Cabinet also approved exemption from Motor Vehicle Tax to contract carriage vehicles (up to 16 seater), buses of religious organizations and stage carriage buses (upto 35 seater.

-PTC News

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