New Delhi: After providing right to food and jobs to every citizen of the nation, the UPA Government is all set to announce ‘right to home’ ahead of 2014 general elections. The government is likely to announce this during the next budget session.

Under this scheme, the government will guarantee home to every citizen. The Central Government has started drafting the National Land Reforms Policy to expedite its flagship programme.

Though Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) has already existed for below poverty line (BPL) families but the pro-poor scheme has not benefitted lakhs of landless families leading to wide spread protests against the government. Heeding to the demands of landless farmers, the government agreed to provide pieces of land and financial support to them.

A special task force established for this purpose met on Monday and arrived at consensus on various issues. The proposed National Land Reforms Policy provides for financial support of Rs 20,000 to the landless farmers in the first phase.

A similarly provision for increasing the financial support from Rs 45,000 to Rs 75,000 under Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) is currently under consideration of the Union Cabinet.

Convener of Jan Satyagraha, PV Rajagopal, who attended the meeting of task force, said that the government had agreed to these demands in principle and a draft of National Land Reforms Policy will be presented during a meeting on January 17.


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