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Govt offers concessions for affordable housing projects

Punjab
Chandigarh, March 4 In a bid to make available houses at affordable prices to the lower income groups in the state, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has offered major concessions for developing colonies that will offer affordable houses to the needy. For this purpose the department has come up with an Affordable Colony Policy-2018. Additional Chief Secretary, Housing, Urban Development and Revenue, Vini Mahajan has said the policy proposed to offer higher density and floor area ratio (FAR) to promoters who would show interest in developing an affordable colony besides rebate in rates pertaining to CLU, EDC and LF has also been proposed in these projects so that maximum number of flats could be constructed over an acre and the same could be made available to the lower income ...

Oz envoy offers help to revive farm sector

Punjab
Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 18 The state government is contemplating to overcome its agrarian crisis by aping the pattern adopted by Australia. Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu held talks with Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu here today to explore the possibility of marketing Punjab crop in world market, adopting the happy-seeder technique to curb stubble-burning and raising the sports and tourism standards. Sidhu said for promoting the farm sector, the government would amend the Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC) Act suitably. He said Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh should go to Australia to study the farm produce marketing model there and see how Punjab could benefit from it. Harinder said firstly, a delegation from Punjab should come to...