No Sug­ges­tion to Sell Be­nami Prop­er­ties : Govt

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The Cen­tre on Thurs­day said it has made no fi­nal rec­om­men­da­tions on auc­tion­ing be­nami prop­er­ties to fund houses for poor amid re­ports that a Group of Sec­re­taries has sug­gested it to the gov­ern­ment. In a writ­ten re­ply in Ra­jya Sabha, Min­is­ter of State for Hous­ing and Ur­ban Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion Rao In­der­jit Singh said var­i­ous Groups of Sec­re­taries have been con­sti­tuted to sug­gest new ini­tia­tives in the sec­tor and make rec­om­men­da­tions for job cre­ation, har­ness­ing the de­mo­graphic div­i­dend and meet­ing ris­ing as­pi­ra­tions of weaker sec­tions. “No fi­nal rec­om­men­da­tions have been made with re­gard to auc­tion of be­nami prop­er­ties for con­struc­tion of af­ford­able houses nor any time frame has been in­di­cated,” he added.

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