Thursday, 27 February 2014

Development of Slums

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the launch of the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), to be implemented in Mission mode during 2013-2022. 

This was stated by Dr. (Ms.) Girija Vyas, Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Giving details , Dr Vyas stated that RAY is being implemented all over the country based on the suggestions and recommendations of States/ UTs/ Stakeholders. 

Under the scheme, central assistance is extended for redevelopment/ up gradation/ relocation of slums on “whole slum” basis. For seeking central assistance.

 Proposals (Detailed Project Reports) under the scheme are required to be submitted by the State Governments with their approval to Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India for development of slums in their states. These are considered for approval after appraisal in the Ministry, the Minister added.

Under implementation phase of RAY 10% of the RAY allocation is provided for development/redevelopment/rehabilitation of slums on lands of Central Government/Central Government undertakings/autonomous bodies created under Acts of Parliament and for innovative/special projects.

Dr Vyas further stated that this Ministry has already intimated land owning Central Ministries/departments to prepare Detailed Project Reports for redevelopment.

 Rehabilitation of slums located on their lands/on the Central Government/Central Government undertakings/Autonomous bodies created under the Act of Parliament as per guidelines of Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY). These bodies can develop this land in consultation with State Government and ULBs. 

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