The government is considering development of urban housing projects in the fringe aeas of towns and cities as the civic infrastructure of the existing urban areas is overburdened with immigration of ever increrasing number of people into towns in search of livelihood. Housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the government is keen to allow urban housing projects in villages bordering towns and cities.
In this context, secretaries of housing and rural development ministries recently held a round of talks to take the plan forward. Unregulated development in areas falling in the outskirts of city or town limits have created urban chaos across the country.
Unplanned development and construction are slowly and gradually rendering these zones unlivable and this could prove fatal in case of any natural disaster. All these years concepts such as 'lal dora' have been part of the governance system in cities like Delhi. Since urban regulations are not applicable in these land parcels, these are proving to be a disaster in urban areas.
Puri also said his ministry will soon come out with model rental housing policy and rent control law to push availability of accommodation to huge share of migrant population in urban areas.