Proposals for 30 integrated townships, the majority of which are from PMR

Maharashtra has granted permission to 30 integrated townships, of which 12 are in construction . The state has tightened the landholding laws by amending the Maharashtra Agriculture Lands (ceiling on holding) Act, 1961 .

Pune is a city in Maharashtra.The state has granted permission to 30 integrated townships, the majority of which are located in the Pune Metropolitan Area, of which 12 are in the construction stage.According to the latest estimates obtained by the town planning department, eight of these townhips are located in the Pune region.In 2018, the government tightened the landholding laws by amending the Maharashtra Agriculture Lands (ceiling on holding) Act, 1961.

Developers in Maharashtra are given the privilege to purchase unlimited acres of land for the construction of integrated townships and the construction of affordable houses under the legislation.Although the earlier provisions of the Land Ceiling Act prevented a single individual from acquiring more than 54 acres, the remaining proposals are being distributed through Thane and Raigad districts in the Konkan division and in the Nagpur division, according to a town planning official.More such proposals are being developed from peripheral areas, with large-scale infrastructure projects planned on the outskirts, according to a senior town planning official.Despite the pandemic, most areas of the state reacted in two years, except Pune, Mumbai, and Thane, according to Créditai national chairman Satish Magar.

These integrated townships not only provide housing, but also general infrastructure services.They also enhance the overall health of the surrounding areas, according to another property watcher, since a developer is responsible for the overall development and infrastructure, which includes water and roads, he said.If laws regarding integrated townships were not followed, the government should monitor its usage and take action, he said.