Housing Scheme

  • 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...