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Uttar Pradesh Housing and Development Board

A largely rural land, Uttar Pradesh has gradually worked towards the development of urban infrastructures as well as rural housing in its various villages and cities. The objective was to bring about the development of modern, world-class townships. This was supplemented with the need for connecting these habitations through efficient and effective facilities like roads, parks and playgrounds. This would also be through the provision of various inclusive facilities that would eventually become, for example the essential service centre, educational institutions, and healthcare delivery institutions like primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals.

Uttar Pradesh Housing and Development Board

The provision of these infrastructural inputs would be through the management of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and sustainable coalitions in a number of projects. These would also insure the upgrading of capacities and building of skill sets.

This would also be done through the planning and setting up of centres of excellence that would be conducive to the promotion of and the establishment of best practices for the sustainable development of all the available land.

The Uttar Pradesh Housing and Development Board is virtually the fountain head for promoting quality infrastructure as well as innovative mechanisms to ensure professional development inputs in the state. The latest technologies are encouraged to be utilized. At the same time the indigenous technologies would also be encouraged because they are of habit steeped in the root culture and folkways of the indigenous people living in various areas. These are some of the several ways of ensuring the best possible technological inputs which are preferred by the population of Uttar Pradesh.

The Uttar Pradesh Housing Development Board performs a number of functions. Some of these pertain to specific central and state government schemes for housing and improvement. These are schemes like the Grihsthan Yojna or the scheme under which the land is cut into plots of various sizes and sold to various sections of the population under housing schemes of high rise buildings, flats and condominiums to suit all family and pocket sizes. Thus, people from various income groups in the state can avail themselves of the opportunity to obtain a suitable home at affordable rates.

Then there is the Malin Basti Sudhar aur Nipatan Yojna which looks after the housing needs for low income groups especially that section of population that lives in the ‘Jhuggi Jhopdi’ or JJ Clusters. There are also a member of rehabilitation schemes pertaining to the provision of housing tenements to JJ Cluster that have been shifted from areas of congestion within the city limits to areas on the periphery. Thus, with land cost escalating astronomically these steps have become necessary to be able to accommodate the growing urban population.

Besides the housing schemes there are a number of development and land as well as infrastructure improvement schemes that have had a tremendous impact upon the overall beautification of the cities and townships of Uttar Pradesh.

These include the Sarak Yojna for the construction of well-laid roads. There is also the Bhavi Sarak Yojna or the scheme for future projections of roads likely to be required by the population as their needs grew. The Bazar and the Bhoomi Vikas Yojna which aims at creating futuristic amenities within and outside the up and coming cities of Uttar Pradesh. Some schemes revolve around prevention and management of natural calamities, like floods under the little of the ‘Barh Yojna’.

The Board constructs several public service amenities. For these it charges a certain fee, toll and maintenance charges. These are monies that are collected at various check points. These are utilized for either the maintenance of infrastructure already established or planned to be constructed in the near future. Besides these levies the Board also imposes certain duties and compensations to be paid by the public in the form of spot payments or even annual charges and taxes.

Thus, the housing and development of Uttar Pradesh is on the way towards the progressive creation of sustainable infrastructures and their maintenance in the near future.

Head Office Address: U. P. Awas Evam Vikas Parishad, 104 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Pin: 226001
Toll Free No. 1800-180-5333 and 0522-2236803 between 09:30 am to 6:00 pm

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