The beneficiaries of the flagship ‘Housing For All’ scheme have been exempted from paying any tax on the houses, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has said.
“The state government has exempted beneficiaries of the flagship scheme from paying any tax on the houses,” said Sidhu.
Under the scheme, 473,000 people have applied for the houses till now. The list of eligible beneficiaries will be decided by March this year.
All the homeless families belonging to the Scheduled Caste or Other Backward Caste category will be provided the houses free of cost. Apart from this, those families living in the slums on the government land would also be given houses for free.
Sidhu said Rs 150,000 would be given to urban dwellers of general category belonging to low income group.