Uttar Pradesh State Housing and Habitat Policy 2014

Uttar Pradesh government has drafted a new policy for the development projects in the state. Christened as State Urban Housing & Habitat Policy (SUHHP) 2014, the policy would give opportunity to the land owners to own 25 per cent out of the developed land that they will give for the development projects. The state Cabinet has already passed the draft policy. The proposed policy keeps the state government’s role to the minimum because the land acquisition efforts made in the past had attracted people’s ire and created law and order problem. According to the policy, the developers and the land owners would have to negotiate directly for the land deal. However, the policy does not mention any monetary concession to the land owners but have provision for the getting 25 per cent share of the developed land in proportion to their contribution.