With the auspicious intention of implementing a public welfare scheme in the spirit of development for all in progressive Gujarat, a new policy has been implemented by the state government on the occasion of the founding day of Gujarat on May 1, 2018 by amending the existing policy of giving free plots.
The name of the state government is to provide 100 sq. Ft. Housing plot free of cost to the homeless beneficiaries living in rural areas.
The plan was to provide 100 sq. Ft. Free of cost to farm laborers registered in rural areas or homeless BPL as well as rural artisans.
Under this scheme, the state government has allotted free plots to 15,8,060 beneficiaries under the free plot scheme to all the eligible plotless beneficiaries with 0 to 12 and 15 to 20 marks since the inception of the scheme.
It may be mentioned here that due to some provisions under this scheme, the needy beneficiaries without rural plots or houses could not get the benefit.
Such as being a beneficiary of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana but not owning a plot or not having a name in the list in BPL, the plot could not be allotted due to which the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana cannot be availed.
As a result, as the plots in rural areas or the homeless needy beneficiaries are getting their representations in the government, the state government has made necessary amendments to the existing policy to make the plots easily available to the eligible people in rural areas.
The resolution has created a new policy.
According to the new policy, in the definition of family, an adult, his spouse (if any), his minor children can also benefit.
The definition of rural area does not include the area of Area Development Authority / Urban Development Authority which was done earlier.
The provision registered under BPL list has been repealed. Instead those who are eligible under SECC or eligible for housing assistance under a state or central housing scheme.
Must have been living in the village for at least one year. In special cases, provision has been made to regulate the pressure within 100 sq. Ft. So that the eligible beneficiaries are not hindered and the limit for acquisition of private land was 10 lakh per gram panchayat.
This limit has been abolished. In addition to this, instead of Rs.150 per plot for land development, now Rs.1,000 per plot will be given for land development.
The state government will provide assistance up to a limit of Rs. 50,000 per hectare to level the land simultaneously.
Beneficiaries who are eligible for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojanaunder this scheme but who have 21.2 beneficiaries without land / plot will get benefit.