The central government is working on putting in place a single window time-bound clearance system for layout approvals and building permissions by the beginning of next year, housing and urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
“It is a long pending demand of the industry, on national level I am working with six ministers and I have a group of ministers’ meeting. I have held four rounds of meetings with secretaries and ministers of environment, defence, civil supplies, civil aviation and others,” said Naidu while speaking at the summit titled ‘Housing for All-Catalyst for development & inclusive growth,’ by industry body The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
“The last meeting is on October 14 after that we will submit the report to Cabinet and then we will go ahead because we are getting permissions from these departments and by the beginning of the next year, I am sure you will have this in place,” he said.
Naidu also said that the real estate sector needs to focus on green building technologies and adopt appropriate, cost-effective building materials and reduce dependence on conventional energy intensive construction practices.
He pointed out that employment generation is a major challenge and “If you can push the real estate sector, if you really give credit to the infrastructure sector and also to the (IT) information technology sector then Indian youth will get better employment opportunities.”