Shimla: In a big move to provide housing facilities to 70,000 applicants, Himachal Praesh Urban Development Authority(HIMUDA) has decided to acquire about 160 Bigha land in Kullu and Sirmour district, official statement of agency said today.
Meeting of the Board of Directors of HIMUDA was held here yesterday, which was presided over by Housing Minister and Chairman of authority and they approved the annual housing program. They also approved budget estimates of HIMUDA for the year 2011-12 for Rs 17538.02 Lakh out of which Rs 100 Crore would be raised by borrowing from financial institutions on lowest interest rate for land acquisitions scheme.
In order to develop housing colonies at various places in Himachal Pradesh, it has approved the proposal to acquire land of 10-14 Bighas, 36-18 Bighas and 4 bighas in Mohal Mogi Nand and 34-19 bighat at Mohal Juriah of Tehsil Nahan in Sirmour district and 73-10 Bighas situated in Mohal Sheelhar in tehsil and distirct Kullu. The official has stated that more than 70,000 applicants filed to get accommodation during a survey conducted for which authorities have decided to acquire lands at different places in the state to raise buildings on the basis of eco-friendlily and heritage architecture style. Vice-Chairman and state Media in charge of BJP Ganesh Dutt was also present on this occasion.