Chandigarh, Apr 12 (PTI) The Haryana government has approved the Slum-In-Situ Rehabilitation Policy to provide housing facility to the slum dwellers without relocating them to other areas, an official statement said today.

Under the Policy, a total of Rs 1.67 lakh per dwelling unit will be provided to the developer for construction of houses.

The Centre will provide financial assistance of Rs one lakh per dwelling unit whereas the state government will provide assistance of Rs 67,000 per dwelling unit. The carpet area prescription of 30 square meter will be substituted with 50 square meter, an official release said here today.

The slums which are spread horizontally on the government land will be accumulated partially by means of group housing or flats and the area left after providing housing accommodation to the slum dwellers will be given as free sale component to cross subsidise the developers, it said.

“Therefore, apart from providing houses to the dwellers, the land left thereafter can be used for other purposes thus checking encroachment,” the release said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.