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Single window clearance for building plans soon: Naidu

The Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry is likely to put in place a single window, time-bound clearance system for layout approvals and building permissions by the beginning of next year

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NEW DELHI, September 16: The Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Ministry is likely to put in place a single window, time-bound clearance system for layout approvals and building permissions by the beginning of next year. "It is a long pending demand of the industry. On national level I am working with six ministers and I have a group of ministers meeting. I have held four rounds of meetings with secretaries and ministers of Environment, Defence, Civil Supplies, Civil Aviation and others," said HUPA Minister M Venkaiah Naidu while inaugurating housing summit organised by Assocham here. "The last meeting is on October 14 after that we will submit the report to Cabinet and then we will go ahead because we are getting permissions from these departments and by the beginning of the next year, I am sure you will have this in place," Naidu said. Highlighting the need for "easing out" the long list of clearances for doing business, he said the country needs all round development and for this "we need early clearances and ease of doing business." Appealing to all states to streamline the procedures, Naidu said, "This is the need of the hour and I am requesting all the states please understand the present position and streamline things and see to it that ease of doing business is raised so that we get more and more investments in our states."