GUWAHATI, July 27 - The Assam Real Estate and Infrastructure Developers� Association (AREIDA) has welcomed the State Budget 2016-17.
AREIDA president PK Sarma said in a statement here today that the housing and real estate sector welcomes the decision to award extra floor area ratio (FAR) for additional parking. Moreover, the scheme of granting Rs 15 lakh housing loans to government employees at subsidised interest rates would infuse much needed investment into a recession-hit market.
The online building permission system, with automated scrutiny software for issue of building permissions, is also a welcome step, Sarma said.
The change of registration fees and stamp duty would benefit woman home buyers. The �Urban Housing for All� mission in Guwahati, Nagaon, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Tezpur, Jorhat, Kokrajhar and Dhubri and the AMRUT urban transformation announced for Guwahati, Silchar, Nagaon, and Dibrugarh are also welcome steps.
The Development of Guwahati as a Green City, water supply to West and South Guwahati by April 2017, the various State allocations under the Guwahati Smart City Scheme and steps to address water-logging in Guwahati, are sure to enhance the quality of urban development.
IMA: The State branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has also welcomed the State Budget, which carries a lot of reforms and promises considerable improvement in the State�s health scenario, said Dr Satyajit Borah, secretary of the IMA Assam unit.
Establishment of many medical colleges all over the State will definitely help in tremendous healthcare human resource generation for the State and at the same time a large number of people will benefit from tertiary care at their doorsteps.
The proposal to open super-specialty hospitals in public-private mode is a thoughtful and practical approach. The proposal to cover every citizen of the State under a health insurance scheme of up to Rs 2 lakh has definitely brought a great hope and relief to the financially weaker section or the people. The IMA, however, requested the government to work on a cashless mechanism to make this scheme truly benefiting for the people.