HOUSING SCHEME

  • India needs 25 million housing units, will touch 38 million by 2030 6 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has launched its much awaited biggest housing scheme offering 26,000 flats of which 24,000 are one room sets meant for the lower income group. However, despite the scale of the scheme it is unlikely to bridge the housing gap in the city....
  • DDA puts off housing scheme draw after last-minute hiccups 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After facing last-minute technical hiccups on Sunday, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has postponed the draw of lots for its flagship Housing Scheme 2014, which was scheduled to be held on Monday. The decision comes in the wake of technical problem encountered by the housing body while holding the...
  • DDA to hold housing scheme draw on Monday; to webcast live November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The draw of lots for DDA's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014', offering over 25,000 flats across various categories, will be held on Monday to decide the fate of over 10 lakh applicants. The draw would be held DDA headquarters 'Vikas Sadan' at 11:30 AM and officials said the date has...
  • National housing scheme named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel November 13, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced that the central government has prepared a blueprint for the new urban housing scheme, to be called 'Sardar Patel National Housing Mission'. "Our PM Narendra Modi gave us a target to provide houses to all the citizens by 2022. I...
  • Government to launch 'rental housing' scheme for migrants, poor November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to provide temporary shelter for migrants and homeless people, the government is firming up a new initiative to launch a rental housing project in the big cities to answer their accommodation needs. "We are launching a major initiative to promote rental housing on a large scale, for...
  • 2010 housing scheme: Delhi HC seeks CCI response on DDA's plea October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought a response of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on a plea by DDA seeking a stay on the probe against its officials in connection with delay in handing over of a flat to an allotee under its 2010 housing scheme. Delhi...
  • DDA extends new housing scheme submission dateline to October 15 October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving an overwhelming response to its new housing scheme and due to intervening festive season, DDA has extended the last date of submission of application form to October 15, a senior official of the housing authority said on Wednesday. The 'DDA Housing Scheme 2014', offering over 25,000 flats...
  • DDA makes website disabled-friendly; to gear up for draw time October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Online visitors with partial or complete visual impairment can now easily access Delhi Development Authority's official website as the portal has been made disabled-friendly. The new features were added a few weeks after the launch of 'DDA Housing Scheme 2014'. The urban body's website has so far received...
  • DDA website restored; over 18 lakh hits in two days September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority on Tuesday restored its online service after a massive response to its mega housing scheme crashed the official website. Top DDA officials said that the website received a whopping 18.25 lakh hits since the launch of the housing scheme on Monday under which over 25,000...
  • Challenge to DDA's housing scheme: Delhi HC queries JJ associations September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday questioned four associations of JJ clusters about their right to challenge DDA's new housing scheme under which over 25,000 flats would be sold through draw of lots. A bench of Justice VK Shali did not issue any notice to the city government...
  • India built 10,250 houses in Sri Lanka in 2013 February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government has built 10,250 houses last year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces. "Another 27,750 houses will be constructed under the same scheme. The funds are being released directly to the beneficiaries," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said...
  • J&K: Irregularities found in Indira housing scheme, many denied shelter January 28, 2013

    Srinagar: As the Kashmir valley faces a severe chill this winter, many poor have been denied affordable housing due to irregularities in the Indira Awaaz housing scheme. Manzoor Ahmad, a wealthy shopkeeper in Kashmir's Srigufwara village was shocked to find one day that he was sanctioned funds under the Indira...
  • Gujarat BJP's housing policy is poor: Congress August 27, 2012

    In Ahmedabad, the Police had to resort to lathi charge when a huge crowd waiting to collect forms for cheap houses at the Gujarat housing board got impatient. ...
  • Guj: Rush for cheap house, crowd lathicharged August 27, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The police had to resort to a mild lathicharge outside the Gujarat Housing Board office in Ahmedabad on Monday after crowds had swelled to collect forms for the state government's affordable housing scheme. Interestingly, the government's announcement comes as a retaliation to the Congress's salvo fired on the same...
  • Government promises slum free India June 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The Manmohan Singh government will launch a special housing scheme for the urban poor aiming to "create a slum free India" in five years, President Pratibha Patil said on Thursday. Called the Rajiv Awas Yojana, the scheme for the urban poor and slum dwellers is on the lines of...
  • Shiv Sena to oppose 'antiMaharashtra' housing scheme June 3, 2009

    Mumbai: Just a day after the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) announced it's new rental housing scheme, Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday threatened to oppose the scheme. Shiv Sena claims new rental housing scheme doesn't give preference to Maharashtrians. The Sena has also warned against taking to streets...
  • Mumbai's MHADA housing lottery: Some win, many lose May 20, 2009

    Mumbai: In Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai, it is a dream come true for many hardworking people who aspired to own a home of their own. The Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority or MHADA has brought out the list of winners of allottees numbering no less than 4000 lucky residents. It was an...
  • HC questions DDA's flat allotment procedure February 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The DDA on Monday faced some tough questions in the Delhi High Court which sought an explanation from it for allotment of flats meant for the reserved category SC/ST applicants from other states. A Bench headed by Chief Justice A P Shah directed the housing body to...
  • Sena demands 80 pc quota in MHADA housing scheme January 13, 2009

    Mumbai: Hundreds of thousands of Mumbaikars lined up on Monday for a chance to own a flat in prime areas, as the Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) opened the process of allotting low cost flats. For many citizens like John Mendosa it was nothing less than a golden...
  • Housing scam: DDA refuses to cancel flat allotment January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has refused to cancel the allotment of flats after protests over irregularities in the process. The draw is fair and the verification process is still going on, DDA PRO Neemo Dhar said. The DDA is in damage control mode after media reported glaring discrepancies...
  • DDA flat applicants demand CBI inquiry January 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Lakhs of miffed Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flat applicants are up in arms against the procedure adopted by the authority in the draw of lots and have demanded a CBI inquiry into the scam. Alleging that the entire procedure adopted by the DDA was tailormade to help banks and...
  • DDA housing scheme results to be out today December 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The fate of approximately 5 lakh applicants who applied for the DDA Housing Scheme 2008 is to be decided on Tuesday. The computerised draw of lotteries will be carried out before a jury comprising senior bureaucrats, professors from IIT and media experts. The DDA offer of five thousand...