The Maharashtra government had planned to build eight lakh homes under the State’s rural development scheme. By far, 3.23 lakh homes are complete, benefitting nearly 15 lakh people.

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, at the virtual inauguration of the Maha Awas Abhiyan (Rural), discussed the measures taken to provide the residential facilities in the rural areas of the State. Acquainting about the development scheme, Thackeray shared that around eight lakh homes had been planned last year to benefit the homeless families in the villages of Maharashtra. Of this, as many as 3.23 lakh homes have already been delivered, and the remaining are under various stages of construction and would be ready within a month.

The scheme has benefitted not only the rural families but also the Self Help Groups (SHGs) as the construction material has been procured from ‘Gharkul Mart’ promoted by SHGs.

To further boost the real estate market and ease property transfers, the government has mandated e-registration for the first sale of properties by RERA-registered builders. The activity will commence from October 2021 and would create a digital infrastructure that would help developers register the sale agreements from their offices and reduce footfall at the registration office.