Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna (DDJAY), a programme for low- and middle-income homeowners, has been suspended by the Haryana government in the districts of Faridabad and Gurugram due to the high cost of land.
The Final Development Plan 2031 of Gurugram Manesar Urban Complex and Faridabad, according to officials, includes the end of the DDJAY plan. On April 20, the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Department reportedly issued a notice regarding this.
The independent floors were selling for extremely high rates due to high land costs, officials claimed, making this affordable housing programme “unaffordable” for homeowners in this segment in Faridabad and Gurugram.
The purpose of the DDJAY programme, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced in Haryana in 2016, was to give lower- and middle-income communities access to cheap homes while simultaneously preventing the growth of illegal colonies there.
The plan allows stilt parking as well as the registration of independent floors in plots. With a minimum and maximum planned size of five acres and fifteen acres, respectively, it was an inexpensive plotted housing policy.
According to officials, the strategy was initially only intended for municipalities with low- and middle-income families. Districts like Gurugram and Faridabad, however, were later included in the programme.
Because land is so expensive in these two districts, independent floors were being sold under the scheme for a premium. According to officials, this was against the intent of any programme for cheap housing.
According to them, the planned affordable housing programme was suspended in Gurugram and Faridabad in February of this year as a result of these worries. On April 5, the revision to the scheme that aimed to abolish it in these two districts was accepted by the council of ministers. The Haryana Governor then approved the adjustment.
According to officials, the TCP’s notice mandated that any pending licence applications submitted before December 8 of the previous year in Gurugram and Faridabad for which no letter of intent was granted under the scheme be returned along with the applicants’ scrutiny fee and licence fee deposits.