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The local self-government department (LCGD) of Kerala has asked officials in five municipal corporations to include their name and designation in the file along with seal to ensure transparency in awarding various building clearance certificates. The department has asked officials, who grant permits for building plans, allot building numbers, and issue occupancy and other certificates, to clearly mention their name, designation and contact number, along with official seal, to keep a check on allotment of building permits in violation of the Kerala State Municipality Building Rules.
An index, tracking the number of houses being constructed every year across the country, is being launched, Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister, Girija Vyas, claimed. The housing start-up index (HSUI), which will be another indicator of the economy’s health, is being developed in collaboration with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and reflects how many building permits are converted into actual start-ups. “Work has started in 25 pilot cities and information on 600,000 buildings has been collected—they are at various stages of construction,” Mr Vyas said.