Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) Scheme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2625
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 11, 2021 

ARHCs SCHEME

Rental Housing Complexes

NO. 2625. SHRI SAMBHAJI CHHATRAPATI

Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether any positive development has taken place with respect of Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) scheme in metropolitan cities that accommodate fairly large population of migrant labourers;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether Government has identified cities and towns where the scheme is proposed to be implemented; and

(d) what mechanism Government has laid down to fix the rent of the dwelling units?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS

(SHRI KAUSHAL KISHORE)

(a) & (b) Yes, Sir. As a positive development, so far, under Model-1, 3,964 existing Government funded vacant houses have been converted into ARHCs for urban migrants/poor. Request for Proposal (RFP) have been issued for 5,734 houses in various States. Under Model-2, 66 proposals have been received from public/private entities for construction of 1,02,019 units in 18 States/Union Territories (UTs), which are being evaluated by the respective Urban Local Body (ULB) and are in the process of getting necessary approvals.

(c) ARHC Scheme is being implemented in all Statutory Towns as per Census 2011 and Towns notified subsequently, Notified Planning Areas and areas of Development/Special Area Development/Industrial Development Authorities.

(d) Initial affordable rent of ARHCsis to be fixed by the local authority based ona local survey. Subsequently, rent will be enhanced biennially by 8% subject to maximum increase of 20% in aggregate, over a period of 5 years effective from the dateof signing the contract. The same mechanism shall be followed over the entire concession period i.e. 25 years.


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