For grant of licence permission in Low and Medium Potential Towns
and to regulate the development of urbanized sector in an
harmonious manner,Haryana government has amended the area norms.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Town and
Country Planning Department said that the amendment has been made
to encourage and increase participation of individual landowners,
farmers and local developers in the process of planned urbanizat
-ion of low and medium potential towns.
It would increase housing stock at affordable rates through
private participation and discourage unauthorized colonization
particularly in low and medium potential towns. It would augment
deficient physical and social infrastructure through private
sector participation for planned development.
It would help in diminishing role of public–sector and HUDA for
acquiring and developing land for urbanization on account of
stringent provision of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparenc
-y in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
The spokesman said that for Residential Plotted colonies, the exi
-sting 50 acres of medium potential zone has been reduced to 15
acres and the existing 25 acres of low potential zone has been
reduced to 10 acres. Similarly for Residential Group Housing, the
existing 10 acres of medium potential zone has been reduced to
two acres and existing five acres of low potential zone has been
reduced to one acre. He said that for Commercial colony, the
existing two acres of medium potential zone has been reduced to
one acre and existing one acre of low potential zone has been
reduced to 0.5 acre. The medium and low potential zones in
Industrial (General) have been reduced from existing 25 acres and
15 acres to 15 acres and 10 acres respectively. For Industrial
(Green Category), the medium and low potential zones would be of
five acres and two acres respectively.