A White Paper on Haryana & Gurgaon

  • Atul Sobti
  • India
  • Mar 13, 2015

Haryana State 
Haryana GSDP at Current Prices (2013-14): Rs. 388,917 crores. Haryana’s economy is 3.7% of India (Area is 1.3% and Population is 2.9% of India).

Haryana (78) Urban Local Bodies: 2004-05 to 2013-14

Tax & Non-tax Revenue: Rs. 3,690 crores

Revenue Expenditure: Rs. 5,481 crores

Deficit: Rs. 1,791 crores (Rs. 537 crores in 2013-14 itself).

Gurgaon District

Per Capita Income at Current Prices (2011-12): Rs. 446,306

(next is Panipat, at Rs. 164,541); Haryana is Rs. 106,358

The HUDA & TCP Story

HUDA and Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF) of Town & Country Planning (T&CP) Department are off-budget institutions/items in Haryana. HUDA’s core objective is to promote and secure the development of urban areas in a systemic and planned manner. HUDA and T&CP collected Rs. 32,039 crores during the period 2004-05 to 2013-14. Of this only Rs 9,202 crores (less than 30%) was spent on development works – the rest being almost entirely spent on land acquisition and enhancement. As of December 31, 2014, Rs. 11,048 crores of EDC is still (over)due against licences granted in various urban estates across Haryana. HUDA says that it has spent Rs 8,106 crores on Gurgaon for the period 2004-05 to 2013-14. You would wonder where it went. It was almost all for land acquisition and enhancement. So much for its D for development role. Wonder why the infrastructure within our colonies is so pathetic? The Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF), collected from colonisers as IDC, from its inception in 2006-07 to 2013-14, has generated Rs. 2,989 crores. Of this only Rs. 1,321 crores have been spent.

HUDA/T&CP: 2004-05 to 2013-14 

Resource generation
Gurgaon Rs. 15,633 crores; Haryana Rs. 32,039 crores
Gurgaon contributed 49% to the State.

Gurgaon Rs. 8,106 crores; Haryana Rs. 29,051 crores
Haryana received 28% from the State.

The EWS (Economically Weaker Section) Housing scam
Since 2000, 462 licences have been issued for 336 residential colonies, spread over an area of 9,263 acres, in Gurgaon. Of these 336 colonies, 290 are group housing colonies and 46 are plotted colonies. The 290 group housing colonies were to develop 31,736 EWS flats and the 46 plotted colonies were to offer 7,064 EWS lots. Of the 290 group housing colonies, the building plans of 208 (including EWS Housing) have been approved. However, from these approved 208, only 66 group housing colonies have allocated EWS flats – totaling 7,478 (which is a pathetic 24% of the 31,736 that should have been built and allotted). Of the 46 plotted colonies, only 16 have allocated EWS flats – totaling 4,556 (which is just 64% of the 7,064 plots that should have been allotted). 
It’s a different matter that there could well be an ‘allottee scam’ also.



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