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Odisha announces ‘Sarbakhyama Yojana’ to regularise unauthorised structures

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced Sarbakhyama Yojana’ (amnesty scheme) to regularise unauthorised constructions and projects.

Housing and Urban Development Minister Niranjan Pujari on Wednesday announced the scheme at State Secretariat.

Tunauthorised constructions can be regularised by paying a specific fee along with submission of building construction plan and fire clearance certificate, he said.

“The ‘Amnesty Scheme’ or ‘Sarbakhyama Yojana’ intends to give an opportunity to every citizen for regularising unauthorised construction undertaken within the Development area concerned, prior to the date of the commencement of the scheme, by way of compounding on payment of fees at the rates prescribed in the scheme, so as to bring it into the fold of authorised development,” stated an official statement.

The release further clarified that the rule is applicable only to the unauthorised constructions which are structurally safe and do not affect any public interest

In case of mega projects, it is mandatory for the builder to obtain infrastructure development NOC from the municipal authorities concerned. To register a house under Zero Set Back, an applicant has to get NOC from the neighbour, it added.

The funds collected under this scheme would be credited into the CDP Infrastructure Development Fund (CIDF) and would mainly be used for parking infrastructure in the Development Authority areas.

The building owner can apply to the concerned Development Authority with the prescribed fee.

No Objection Certificates (NOC) like fire safety certificates as per the provisions of the Odisha Fire Prevention and Safety Rules, 2017 and structural safety certificates as per Planning and Building Standards Regulation of the respective Development authorities should be attached to it.

Plot size up to 300 square metres will be considered for regularisation without NOC from neighbours.

Residential Buildings (Non-High Rise) constructed over a plot area up to 300 square metres can be regularised with 100% ground coverage and nil setback and nil parking requirements on payment of applicable compounding charges.

Residential Buildings (Non-High Rise) constructed in plot area above 300 square metres can be regularised with ground coverage up to 75% and relaxed setback and parking norms.

Residential Apartments (Non-High Rise) can be regularised with minimum cumulative setback of 2/3rd of the total setback requirements on either side of the site with minimum 50% parking requirement and consent of RWA.

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