NIJASHREE Prakalpa 2023: The big announcement of the state government for the lower and middle class The state government will launch the ‘Nijashree’ project in Bengal this time
The state cabinet meeting was held on Wednesday. It was there that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s decision to build flats for the lower middle class and the middle class was passed. The name of the project is Nijashree. Under this project, the state government will build 4-story housing on their own land. There will be 1 bhk flat and 2 bhk flat. Municipal Minister Firhad Hakim announced the project on Wednesday.
It is true that the central and state governments are putting a roof over some people’s heads through housing schemes, but the demand for a roof over the head is steadily increasing.
Especially among the middle class and lower class (Middle-Class Lower Middle Class) who do not come under these schemes. At the same time, the population of the country is increasing, the family is getting bigger and breaking up and taking the form of a family. In that direction, the demand for houses is also increasing.
But the way the prices of flats in the private sector are increasing, it is becoming practically impossible for the lower and middle class to buy those flats. In this situation, the government of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee showed the way.
Mamata’s government is going to build flats in the Kasba area of Kolkata and Barracpur and Kalyani near Kolkata for the lower and middle-class people living in Bengal. That will be done by the state-run Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority or KMDA. They will build those flats on their own land. The price of the flats will start from 11 lakh rupees.
What is NIJASHREE Housing Scheme?
The shelter is the most basic human need next to food and clothing. The Government of West Bengal is determined to provide a ‘Basha’ (house) to all the people belonging to the Lower Income Group (LIG) and the Middle Income Grout (MIG).
There is a growing demand for housing amongst families belonging to the low and middle-income categories. In order to cater to the housing needs of the Lower Income Group and the Middle Income Group, the Housing Department felt the need to make provisions for affordable housing and decided to introduce a new Housing Scheme, namely ‘NIJASHREE’, which envisages the construction of multi-storeyed LIG.
MIG flats on the public lands belonging to the State Government, local bodies and parastatals and thereafter allotting such flats to eligible families by lottery on an ownership basis.
Some Features of the NIJASHREE Prakalpa (Housing Scheme):
The scheme envisages the construction of dwelling units of minimum 16 flats in a block of G+3 buildings on the government lands, lands of local bodies and other parastatals.
1BHK flats, with a minimum built-up area of 35.15 square metres (378 sq. ft.) will be constructed for the LIG category and 2BHK flats, having a minimum built-up area of 50.96 square metres (559 sq.ft.), will be constructed for the MIG category.
The unit cost will be determined on the basis of the actual cost of construction of the superstructure, substructure and internal infrastructure including sanitary and plumbing, internal electrification, etc., Incidental therein.
No cost of land shall be taken into account while computing the unit cost. This freehold land will be treated as a subsidy to the beneficiary.
The unit cost and standard built-up area may vary, depending on the location and quantum of the land available, as well as the land development cost and the sehedule of rates applicable to the area, at the time of construction.
Off-site infrastructure like the construction of internal roads, boundary wall, outside electrification, making of a drainage system, installation of lights in the canpus and water supply shall not be added in the cost of the housing development scheme NIJASHREE, i.e., the purchaser will not have to pay for such infrastructure.
Credit-linked subsidies to the eligible beneficiaries will be facilitated by the Housing Department, as per the existing scheme.
The work for the execution of the scheme will be taken up after getting confirmed bookings of at least 80% of the total flats in the approved scheme project/block of 1BHK or 2BHK.
The project, where 80% of bookings/applicants are not available, will be treated as immature. In such a case, the application money will be refunded to all applicants within 30 days from the issuance of the memorandum of the decision of immaturity for that project.
If any statement or document, in support of the application, is found to be false or fabricated at any stage, the application/allotment will be cancelled. The authorities may forfeit the application money.
What are the eligibility criteria for the application of Nijashree Prakalpa –in detail below;
- Monthly family income should be 15,000 or less for the LIG
- Monthly family income should be 30,000 or less for the MIG
- The beneficiary should not have any pucca house/’flat in his/her name, or in the name of any family (family includes spouse, unmarried sons or daughters) member in the state.
- The applicant/beneficiary should be an inhabitant of the same district in which the scheme site is located.
- An income certificate should be issued by the SDO/BDO or by the employer or any other competent authority.
Application Procedure for the recruitment of NIJASHREE:
How to apply for the recruitment of MIJASHREE Housing Scheme –in detail below;
- Firstly, go to the official website of NIJASHREE: Link
- Secondly, click on the ‘Original Application Form’
- Thirdly, bearing the printed serial number will be available from the specific nationalized bank/other banks, as attached in Annexure-X. The duly filled-up application, along with the application money and required documents, are to be submitted at the branch of the bank from where the application was obtained.
- At last, submit it.
What are the documents required for the application of Nijashree Housing –in detail below;
Original copy of the income certificate
Any one document as the identity of the applicant: Copy of voter ID/PAN Card/Aadhaar Card/any other photo-bearing identity issued by the State/Central Government
Any one document as proof of address: Copy of voter ID/ Aadhaar Card/electricity bill/telephone bill/copy of bank passbook, etc.
Payment Schedule for NIJASHREE Prakalpa (Housing Scheme):
|INSTALMENT||DUE DATE||PERCENTAGE OF PRICE|
|1st Installment (Including adjustment of Application money)||Within 45 days from the date of issuance of the Allotment letter||10% of the Actual Cost|
|2nd Instalment||Roof Casting of the Ground floor within 30 days from the issuance of the Demand letter||20% of the Actual Cost|
|3rd Instalment||Roof Casting of 1st floor and within 30 days from the issuance of the demand letter||20% of the Actual Cost|
|4th Instalment||Roof Casting of the 2nd floor within 30 days from the issuance of the demand letter||20% Actual Cost|
|5th Instalment||Roof Casting of the 3rd floor within 30 days from the issuance of the demand letter||20% of the Actual Cost|
|6th Instalment||Before possession||10% of the Actual Cost|
Important Links for NIJASHREE Prakalpa:
Official Website of Nijashree Housing Scheme: Link
Official Notification: Download
Online Application Form: Download