Punjab govt brings new housing policy for disabled, elderly

The Punjab state government is gearing up with some new housing policies favoring the disabled and elderly.

According to a new policy brought forward by the state government called ‘Rental Housing Accommodation Policy’, financial assistance and incentives will be provided to the disabled, students, professionals and senior citizens.

This new policy favors the labour class as well. The state government pointed out that a lot of new slums have come up in various parts of Punjab due to the lack of standard places for labourers to live in. This has led to many other problems, especially in the metros. In order to make things more organized and also to provide basic infrastructure to the common man, the government is coming up with this new venture.

This new policy also permits the usage of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) up to 2 percent for building facilities for basic amenities. Canteens, grocery shops, ATM, pharmacy, mobile shops, barber shops etc comes under this category. Facilities like indoor game area, first aid room and laundry will also be added in this new policy.

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