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How to Use your Provident Fund to Finance a Home Purchase

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Although A Majority Of The Salaried Individuals Have A Provident Fund Account, Only A Few Are Aware That They Can Withdraw From This Fund, For Various Purposes Connected With A House
For Purchase Of A House Or Plot Or For Construction Of A House
Under The Provident Fund Scheme, An Employee Can Withdraw Money From His Provident Fund, After Completion Of Contribution Of Five Years, For The Purchase Of Plot And/Or Construction Or Purchase Of A House. The Loan Can Also Be Taken, For The Construction Of A House On The Plot Of Land Owned By You Or Your Wife, Or Jointly By Both. The Loan Amount Would Depend On The Purpose For Which You Are Taking The Loan. For Purchasing A Plot, The Loan Available Shall Be Restricted To 24 Months Basic Salary And Dearness Allowance (DA), Subject To A Maximum Of The Lower Of Either The Balance In Your Provident Fund Account Or The Cost Of The Plot.
In Case You Want To Avail Of The Loan, To Purchase Or Construct A House, Availability Shall Be Enhanced To 36 Mon…

Maharashtra Bars Construction within 100 Feet of Hill Ranges

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Mumbai :There Can Be No New Construction Within 100 Feet Of Foothills Across The State. The Area Will Have To Be Maintained As An Open Space And Reserved As A No-Development Zone.
Two Years After The Pune Bench Of The National Green Tribunal Ruled That No Permission Must Be Granted For Building Construction On Hill Tops (Where The Slope Ratio Is 1:5) As Well As 100 Feet Around The Foothills, The State Urban Development Department Has Directed All Municipal Corporations And Councils Across Maharashtra To Implement The Order.
There Are Essentially Three Hill Ranges In The Suburbs Close To Mumbai—The Kharghar Range (Part Of The Sahyadris), The Ulwe Hills And Those Along The Thane-Belapur Belt, Where Quarrying Also Happens.
A Plea Had Been Filed Before The Tribunal In 2014 Following Indiscriminate Cutting Of Hills In The Katraj Ghats In Pune. In 2015 The Tribunal Ordered That For 100 Feet From The Foothills Of The Hills No Building Construction Must Be Allowed.
The Notification States Tha…

10 Timeless Home Decor Trends

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Keep Your Style Fresh For Years To Come Keeping Up With The Trends In Home Decor Can Be Tough. So This Year, Why Not Opt Out Of Following The Latest And Greatest, And Choose Timeless Home Decor Style Over Fleeting Fads? We've Got 10 Home Decor Trends That Will Keep Your Style Fresh For Years To Come.

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1. Minimalism
No Matter What Year It Is, Less Is Always More. The Less You Have Crowding Your Shelves And Tables, The Better Your Home Will Look -- And The Less You'll Have To Dust! The Same Goes For The Layout Of Each Room. Stick With Furniture That's Proportional To The Room So The Space Doesn't Look Crowded.
2. Accent Color
Trendy Colors Change Year To Year And Season To Season, But A Room Always Needs A Bit Of Color To Really Pop. Rather Than Investing In An Orange Couch Or Painting The Living Room Aquamarine, Choose Accessories Such As Throw Pillows, Vases And Even Art In Bold Accent Shades. These Are Easy To Swap Out Every Season Or The Next Year.
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