WEAKER SECTION (EWS)



CHAPTER - XIII (G.O.119 Contd..)

PROVISIONS FOR ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTION (EWS) /

LOW INCOME GROUP (LIG) HOUSING CATEGORY

In all Group Housing and Group Development Scheme Projects, whose land extent is more than 5 acres (2.023Hectares), the Developer/Builder shall provide 10% of the total built up area towards the EWS/LIG units (5% for EWS units and 5% for LIG units) or 25% of the total number of units of the housing projects towards EWS/LIG units (12.5% for EWS units and 12.5% of LIG units). The option is given to the builder/developer to provide either 10% of the total built up area or 25% of total number of units. Maximum plinth area of each EWS Unit is 25sq. m and Maximum plinth area of each LIG Unit is 50sq. m.

In lieu of providing EWS/LIG units, 10% of City Level Infrastructure Impact Fee under these Rules will be exempted for the main project and total exemption to the EWS/LIG units’ area by the concerned Local Body/Development Authority. Other uses mentioned in the Zoning Regulations which are permissible in residential use zone will be permitted in the ground floor to the extent of equivalent area of EWS units only subject to fulfilling the parking, fire safety norms and also with separate entry and exit. The entire required fee pertaining to the use proposed shall be paid at the time of sanction of the building permission. These concessions shall apply only for those projects where EWS/LIG units are provided in-situ within the project site.

In case of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation/ Vijayawada Municipal Corporation areas, 10% of the total built up area or 25% of the total number of units towards EWS/LIG units, shall be provided within the site or within the radius of 10km of the project site, or within 5km from the nearest aerial route boundary of the municipal limits subject to fulfillment of these Rules, with regard to minimum width of access road and other parameters.

In case of other Urban Local Bodies, 10% of the total built up area or 25% of the total number of units towards EWS/LIG units, shall be provided within the site or within the radius of 5km of the project site, or within 5kms from the nearest aerial route boundary of the municipal limits subject to fulfillment of these Rules, with regard to minimum width of access road and other parameters.

The developer/builder is given option for procurement of EWS/LIG Units from the Housing projects being developed by Andhra Pradesh Housing Board with all civic amenities within 5km from the nearest boundary of the Municipal limits or within the radius of 10km from the project site in case of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation and 5km from the project site in case of other Urban Local Bodies and to dispose the same to eligible EWS/LIG Categories.

In case of Gram Panchayat areas falling in Development Authority areas and in sanctioned Master Plans, EWS/LIG units are to be provided in-situ only.

Two or more builders may be allowed to provide (with respect to proportionate area of the main projects) the specified number of EWS/LIG units as prescribed with all civic amenities but the occupancy for the main projects will be released only after completion of the EWS/LIG projects. Separate undertakings shall be obtained from the builders concerned by the Local Body.

In case of Group Housing/Group Development Schemes whose land extent is more than 3000sq. m and up to 5.00 Acres shelter fee shall be collected as follows:-

The following shelter fee to be levied

TABLE – 40

SHELTER FEE

S.No

Area

Rate per Sq.m (Rs)

(A)

(B)

(C)

1

GVMC; VMC; GMC

1500

2

Other Municipal Corporations

1200

3

Selection Grade & Special Grade Municipalities

1000

4

a) Other Municipalities

b) Gram Panchayats falling in Development Authorities

c) Gram Panchayats falling in areas notified under APTP     

     Act, 1920

800

The shelter fee shall be collected for 20% of total site area of the project.

The shelter fee collected shall be utilized for development of EWS/LIG housing under any other Urban Housing Scheme meant for EWS categories or for undertaking civic amenities in slums and weaker section colonies only, for which a separate account shall be maintained by the local body/Development Authority. The shelter fee can also be utilized for redevelopment/improvement/rehabilitation of slums under Slum Development programme as local body share.

In the sites above 5 acres it is optional to the developers to pay shelter fee as above in lieu of providing EWS and LIG houses.

The projects below 3000Sq.m are exempted from reservation of built up area/number of units for Economically Weaker Section/Low Income Group as well as payment of shelter fee.

With regard to identification of beneficiaries and procedure for disposal of EWS/LIG units by builder/developer/public or private Agencies, separate guidelines will be issued by the Government.

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