Central government may consider tax concession for Maharashtra’s slum rehabilitation program

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MUMBAI: The government of India may consider tax concessions for Maharashtra’s slum rehabilitation programme and has asked the state government to submit a proposal seeking the same.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State, Housing and Urban Affairs has asked Jitendra Awhad, Cabinet Minister of Housing, State of Maharashtra to submit a note in this regard for further discussion by the sanctioning committee on an urgent basis.

He was responding to a submission by Awhad seeking extended support by the central government for Maharashtra government’s ambitious slum redevelopment programme.

Puri also asked Awhad to send a proposal for Pradhan Mantri Aawaas Yojana for affordable housing projects.

Both Puri and Awhad were speaking at a virtual event organised by the west zone of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) to welcome a new President Ashok Mohanani and felicitate the outgoing President Rajan Bandelkar.

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