Housing policy for BPL families in Jharkhand soon: Munda
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 23:33
Ranchi: Jharkhand government will soon bring a housing policy to the people residing below poverty line, Chief Minister Arjun Munda said on Tuesday.

"The government is committed to providing housing to every person living under below poverty line ... vendors will also be given space to sell their commodities in a legally accommodated place," Munda told a news conference here.

Stating that a three-member high-level committee headed by Development Commissioner Debasish Gupta is giving final touches to a 'holistic policy' on rehabilitation, Munda said the government was "sensitive" towards the requirements of the people and their housing needs.

Besides the Development Commissioner-headed Committee report, Munda said, the Urban Development department had already prepared a separate draft to bring an ordinance that would also help people having slight deviation in their structures.

The legal department would go through the draft before it gets the cabinet sanction, he added.

Asked whether the "holistic policy" would cover those BPL families residing in the land of public sector units like Heavy Engineering Corporation, Central Coalfields Limited and Bharat Coking Coal Limited in the state, he said the policy would cover all such people in the state.

Munda’s assertion came amidst widespread protests by various political parties following the anti-encroachment drive taken up by the administration in the state following the high court’s direction to implement its orders passed between 2003 and 2006.


First Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 23:33

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