The Government of Assam is soon to adopt an Affordable Housing Policy to consider the needs of financially weaker sections of society. Assam Government will construct 83,000 houses for the people belonging to Lower Income Group (LIG) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the urban areas of Assam.
This was decided at a meeting about the proposed projects of the Assam State Housing Board at Janata Bhawan on Wednesday. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Urban Development Department to prepare the policy providing housing at affordable rates to the economically weaker section and finalize the details soon.
The Chief Minister also directed the Assam State Housing Board to complete the survey of its assets and conduct valuation of the same in a time bound manner so that the bigger projects can be taken up by the Board.
Chairman of Assam State Housing Board Jadav Deka gave a presentation in the meeting on a proposed project for construction of an office cum commercial complex at the present office premises of the Board, which would emerge as an iconic building in the city. The project designed by Mecon Limited, a Government of India enterprise is proposed as a development model to generate revenue for the Board and making it self-sustainable.