MHADA’s Initiative in Pune: One Lakh Houses to be Made Available in the Coming Year

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Pune, 6th December 2023: In a significant move to provide affordable housing to common citizens in Pune, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) is set to offer around one lakh houses under various housing schemes in the coming year. Maharashtra Housing Minister Atul Save made this announcement during the computerized lottery of flats organized by Pune Mandal of MHADA at Zilla Parishad.

The computerized lottery draw took place at Zilla Parishad, with Atul Save addressing the gathering. The event witnessed the presence of MHADA Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sanjiv Jaiswal, Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao, Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Chavan, and Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) Commissioner Rahul Mahiwal, among other officials.

Atul Save highlighted the ‘housing for all’ initiative introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aimed at fulfilling the dream of every citizen to own a house. He emphasized that both state and central governments are actively working to provide rightful houses to citizens through various schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Save pointed out that the draw for Pune MHADA received approximately ten times the applications compared to the available flats, indicating the substantial demand for affordable housing.

Save assured citizens that MHADA’s draw process is completely online and transparent, dispelling any rumours and urging citizens to trust the system. So far, MHADA has provided 5 lakh 14 thousand houses to citizens, contributing significantly to the ‘housing for all’ mission.

Save also addressed the issue of housing for about 75 thousand mill workers in Mumbai, assuring that efforts would be made to resolve this matter. He expressed the commitment to providing affordable houses to citizens across various income groups in the coming years, suggesting that MHADA should conduct housing lotteries twice a year to meet the growing demand.

MHADA Vice Chairman and CEO Sanjiv Jaiswal reported that around nine lakh affordable houses have been constructed by MHADA to cater to the housing needs of common citizens. Currently, the construction of 3 thousand 740 flats is in progress under various schemes, and 592 plots have been distributed. Jaiswal also highlighted the ongoing efforts to speed up the process of redeveloping old buildings to further contribute to the affordable housing initiatives.