The Haryana Government has discontinued its Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna (DDJAY), an affordable plotted housing scheme in Faridabad and Gurugram districts. It got canceled due to high costs and the failure to benefit the lower and middle-income group homebuyers.
The Two and Country Planning Department on April 20 issued a notice regarding the discontinuation of the DDJAY scheme in the Final Development Plan 2031 of Manesar Urban Complex and Faridabad.
According to the officials, the main reason for scrapping the scheme was the independent floors that were sold at very high prices due to high land costs. This has turned the affordable housing scheme “unaffordable” for homebuyers of this segment in Faridabad and Gurugram.
DDJAY was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016 in Haryana to offer affordable housing to lower and middle-income groups. It has also put a check on the development of unauthorized colonies in the state.
Under DDJAY, the registration of independent floors in plots was allowed and also allowed for permitted stilt parking. It was an affordable plotted housing policy where it comes with a minimum and maximum planned area of five acres and 15 acres, respectively.
Officials said that the policy is only meant only for towns that have low and medium-income families. However, the districts like Gurugram and Faridabad were added to this scheme later. Due to the high cost of land in these two districts, independent floors were being sold at high prices under the scheme. It was against the rule of any affordable housing scheme.
This is the only, plotted affordable housing that has been put on hold in Gurugram and Faridabad in February this year. The council of ministers approved the amendment to the scheme, which is aimed at scrapping these two districts on April 5, which was approved by the Haryana Governor.