The state government of Maharashtra plans to utilise unused residential plots on Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) land. These houses will be given to the people who are working in the industrial areas across the state.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently called for a review meeting of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) projects where unused residential plots carved out of industrial areas were deliberated upon. There are a total of 230 MIDC plots in the state and sate has acquired over 53,000 hectares of land of which 48,000 is for industrial use – whereas some plots are also demarcated for residential purpose. The MIDC was set up in 1962 to develop industry and provide employment with in the state.
CM Devendra Fadnavis has instructed to the officials to prepare the plan and policy which will be then approved in the cabinet meeting Earlier while speaking with DNA, housing minister Radha Krishna Vikhe Paltil informed that his department focus will be on affordable housing and these houses will be constructed through the PMAY across the State.
Vice President of Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI), Navi Mumbai said that the development alone cannot meet housing demand and government should participate in it. PMAY Scheme on MIDC land is a win – win scheme for the government, buyers and the government as well. State government should announce more incentives so that a large number of developers will come to develop affordable Houses on the unused industrial plots.