Panckula slum-dwellers to get one marla plot or flat: Haryana assembly speaker

May 16, 2023

PANCHKULA: Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta announced that a plan to give 1 marla plot or flat to people living in slums and shanties is underway. The proposed plan will be disucssed with the Haryana chief minister for its approval.

Speaker Gupta had called a meeting with senior officials of Haryana government, including chief principal secretary to the chief minister D S Dhesi and Huda chief administrator Ajit Balaji Joshi at MLA hostel to discuss the scheme.

During the meeting, discussion over concrete and practical plan for the rehabilitation of the slum dwellers was held. After discussing several modules, the possibility of removing the slums and giving each of them 1 marla plot was finalised. Gupta said that a meeting will be soon held with chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar for approval of the proposed plan.

During this meeting, it was also considered to provide the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to the needy. On the other hand, the Speaker of the legislative assembly said that hundreds of slums are being built in the city every day. For this, the district administration, Huda and MC officials were directed to take strict action.

The Speaker said, “Many promises were made by the previous governments to solve the problems of slum dwellers in Indira Colony, Rajiv Colony and Kharak Mangoli of Panchkula, but these promises have not been fulfilled. The money from poor was also submitted twice in the name of giving them a house or a flat, but there was no development after that. I have instructed the officers concerned to return the money along with interest,” added Gupta.

Gupta also reviewed the rehabilitation schemes already running in the city and informed the officers that people are facing problems due to lack of proper maintenance of Ashiana flats and directed them to fix these issues.

“Despite the decision of the Supreme Court, illegal encroachments is still going on in the city. I have asked the MC and Huda officials to remove these illegal encroachments at the earliest,” Gupta said.

  • Published On May 16, 2023 at 10:00 AM IST

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