West Bengal Housing Board
The Bengali land of India, West Bengal had its housing board authority established in the year 1999. It was named as West Bengal housing development board. Though it was launched a bit late, the housing board has come up with some excellent solutions to the homeless living in the state. The transparency and the dedication of the West Bengal housing board made it a very popular government governing body in such less time. As it is known to every one that West Bengal’s capital city, Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is the most populous metropolitan city of India. The city is home for many poor and rich. Less known fact is that majority of the poor population are not possessing a shelter to live in. These reasons have pushed west Bengal government to bring out the housing board. Unlike other states, the housing board of west Bengal from the inception have been concentrating on providing shelter to the weaker sections which is a welcomed prospect. The housing board is sub divided in to two streams where one stream takes care of urban housing requirements and the other stream takes care of Rural housing requirements which is also known as Panchayat and rural development department.
Recently, the housing board of Bengal has come up with a huge venture slated to take shape in the state’s capital city, Kolkata. This new project is planned in an area of 3075 hectares and is estimated to provide shelter i.e. houses for around 0.75 million which is a huge number. The other goodies are that the project is not only hub for residential sectors but is home for many corporate and commercial offices. The residential houses are of three categories based on the budget which were divided in the following manner: LIG, MIG and HIG flats and houses. To provide transport facilities for these township residents, housing board has taken up burden of forcing the government to take the initiative. The housing board has always paid lot of concern to the consumer’s interest and benefit.