bhava na karyakarta: At a meeting on Monday, the Maharashtra State Housing and Urban Development (MSHD) has decided to hold public meetings to discuss its decision to postpone the bhavinam project until September 30.
The project, which will be the first in the country to offer subsidised houses to farmers for the entire period of the kharagadi festival, was slated to begin on August 25.
However, on August 31, the Planning Commission of India had decided to postpone it until September 1.
The delay has caused a ruckus in the state, with the opposition parties, who had opposed the project, blaming the government for it.
“The delay is not in our interest.
The decision to delay the bhaavnagari project has been taken by the government,” said B K Vohra, the chairman of the Left Front.
A senior official in the ministry of rural development said that the decision had been taken after consultation with the Maharashtra government and local stakeholders.
“It was a decision taken by MSHD after consulting with various stakeholders,” he told The Hindu.
However, the opposition BJP has also slammed the decision.
“This is a political decision by the state government.
The state government is responsible for the decision to hold meetings to hold the public meetings, but it has now been delayed,” said M Venkaiah Naidu, leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly.”
If the government has a problem with the project’s viability, why not hold public meeting and explain the reasons behind the delay,” said Naidus MLA, B Sathyaiah.
Meanwhile, in the capital, New Delhi, a few of the farmers who were given free houses at the start of the year have started to get a look in, though it will take some time to see how they fare.
“There are a few farmers who are not yet ready to give us houses.
We have to wait until the winter.
But we are looking forward to it,” said Keshav Srivastava, a labourer, as he walked down a dusty street in the city.
He said the houses he got at the beginning of the bharat festival would not be enough for the people of his village.