BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Friday that no colony in the state will remain illegal and all unauthorized colonies will be legalised.
Addressing a state-level programme held at Jabalpur to launch the ‘Suraj Colony scheme’ Chouhan said that every poor must have a house as housing is a fundamental right and that is the reason houses are being built for the rural poor under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana. Similarly, houses are being provided to the urban poor.
The process of legalising more than 6,000 unauthorised colonies is underway. In Jabalpur, of 70 development works costing Rs 130.15 crore are under progress.
Chouhan said that criminals will not be spared. Crusade against them and land grabbers is continuing. More than 900 houses are being built in Jabalpur. Those displaced from Madan Mahal hill in Jabalpur are being provided houses. No poor person will be allowed to stay without housing.
All basic facilities will be available in ‘Suraj colonies’. A total of 2,792 colonies in the state are being legalised, including 39 colonies in Jabalpur. This will benefit 35 lakh citizens of the state. Chouhan said that under the ‘Kaayakalp campaign’, funds will be released to all 413 urban bodies and efforts will be made to make cities beautiful and attractive.
The chief minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various development projects worth Rs 11.76 crore.
Member of Parliament, Rakesh Singh welcomed the guests. Those present included Urban development minister Bhupendra Singh, MLA Ashok Rohani, former minister Ajay Vishnoi.
The state government has introduced new rules for unauthorised colonies built, until December 31, 2016.
Those that have come into effect till Jan 22 approximately 8013 unauthorised colonies in urban areas have been identified, and with the completion of this campaign, approximately 80 lakh people will get the benefit.
So far, the initial survey has been conducted for 7,001 colonies, and the results for 3,863 colonies have also been published. Building permissions have been issued for 499 colonies. In Jabalpur, the municipal corporation has granted building permits for 15,200 families in approximately 224 colonies and benefited 39 colonies in the municipal area.
CM interacts with women at Jabalpur gathering
Interacting with women at the Katangi-Jabalpur Mahila Sammelan, CM Chouhan, on Friday, announced that Katangi and Pondi in Jabalpur district will be given tehsil status. Orders to the effect will be issued soon. He also announced that the high school of Patan district headquarters will be upgraded to higher secondary school.
He added that the government has given women the means to run the government and the campaign to change their lives continues.
Public works minister and in-charge minister for Jabalpur — Gopal Bhargava, member of Parliament — Rakesh Singh, local MLAs and public representatives were present.
Published On Aug 26, 2023 at 06:00 PM IST
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