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UP Govt to build cheap houses for Group C and D category employees, journalists, lawyers

The government is preparing to build housing for the employees on the land that was freed from the possession of all the mafias like Mukhtar, Ateeq and Badan Singh Baddo.

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Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government plans to provide cheap accommodation to its Group C and D category employees, officials said on Friday.

The government is preparing to build housing for the employees on the land that was freed from the possession of all the mafias like Mukhtar, Ateeq and Badan Singh Baddo.

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Preparations have also been intensified to build shelters for the poor on the illegal ‘havelis’ of the mafias demolished by the government. CM Yog has directed the Housing Department to prepare a proposal for the scheme.

At a high-level meeting with the officials on Friday, CM Yogi reviewed the progress of the scheme. He has given instructions to the officers to prepare shelters for the poor at the earliest on the land vacated from the mafia across the state.

He said that housing being the basic necessity, every family should have a house.
The government will build houses for the poor on the land freed from the possession of the mafia. The government will build affordable houses for Group C and D employees also, on the land that has been freed from the mafioso. There is also a plan to build affordable housing for journalists and lawyers on the freed land. The CM has directed the Housing Department to send a proposal soon in this regard.

It is worth mentioning that for the first time in the state, while taking action against the land mafia, the state government has managed to vacate more than one and a half lakh acres of land worth over Rs 1850 crore, both government and private. After assuming the command of the state in 2017, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had instructed to take strict action against the land mafia. After which the action was started by forming a four-tier Anti Land Mafia Task Force in the state.

According to the revenue department data, till August 15, about 62423.89 hectares i.e. more than 1,54,249 acres of land has been freed. Along with this, the Revenue Department has sent 187 land mafias to jail while marking 2,464 encroachers and 4,407 FIRs have been lodged by registering 22,992 revenue suits, 857 civil suits.

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