April 18, 2024 New York


Centre focussing on rehabilitation of slum dwellers, Hardeep Singh Puri tells Rajya Sabha

Centre focussing on rehabilitation of slum dwellers, Hardeep Singh Puri tells Rajya Sabha

The Centre is dedicated to rehabilitating slum dwellers in Delhi and there’s lower than one ‘jhuggi’ consistent with acre of land earmarked for his or her resettlement, the Centre knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha. Replying to supplementaries throughout the Query Hour, Minister for Housing and City Building Hardeep Singh Puri stated the Centre has already equipped selection lodging to the eligible folks however only some have occupied the residences and plenty of of them have long past to courtroom.

He stated the coverage of the federal government of the Nationwide Capital Territory of Delhi enunciated on December 11, 2017 is being adopted for rehabilitation of slum dwellers. The coverage stipulates that the eligibility for rehabilitation will have to be there for all ‘jhuggi-jhopri’ and ‘bastis’ which got here up earlier than January 1, 2006 and the ones which got here up earlier than January 1, 2015 shall no longer be demolished earlier than offering reimbursement and no new ones are allowed to come back up.

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“We’ve equipped selection lodging to the eligible folks however only some of them have occupied the residences,” he informed the Area, including that a lot of them have moved courts and a number of other ‘jhuggi’ dwellers have sought remains. “The seven executive colonies which can be bobbing up for redevelopment are unfold over a space of 536 acres and the selection of ‘jhuggi’ families recognized are 507, this means that lower than one jhuggi in lower than one acre of land,” he stated.

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Puri stated with regards to eligibility for rehabilitation, 100 EWS residences had been bought from DDA. However, after that a lot of jhuggi dwellers, whether or not eligible or no longer, have long past to the courts and got numerous remains.”Out of 370 or so JJ clusters, we have now already completed surveys on 210 of them. Not too long ago the high minister launched 3000 residences in Kalkaji to the beneficiaries and two such different tasks are able,” he stated.

The minister stated we also are in a sophisticated level of processing the conversion of all JJ clusters below DDA which can supply trendy residences, with the exception of the ones clusters which can be below DUCIB (Delhi City Safe haven Growth Board).The central executive will habits a survey and get them constructed into trendy residences because the Delhi executive has no longer moved on them, Puri stated.

The minister additionally prompt that the phrase casual settlements be used as a substitute of slums.In his written answer, the minister stated the Central Executive is imposing the venture for redevelopment of 7 Basic Pool Residential Lodging (GPRA) colonies in Delhi, which can be unfold over a space of 536 acres.

“The realm of every of those seven colonies is – Sarojini Nagar 255 acres, Netaji Nagar 111 acres, Nauroji Nagar 25 acres, Kasturba Nagar 50 acres, Thyagraj Nagar 14 acres, Srinivaspuri 73 acres and Mohammadpur 8 acres.”Below this GPRA redevelopment venture, 12,970 present previous homes are being changed through 19,206 selection of new homes. The ‘jhuggis’ within the venture space, which can be eligible for rehabilitation/relocation with regards to the eligibility standards prescribed within the coverage notified through Executive of Nationwide Capital Territory of Delhi, are introduced appropriate lodging,” he stated

Puri stated the eligibility standards, inter-alia, contains life of ‘jhuggi-jhopri basti’ previous to 01.01.2006 and jhuggi earlier than 01.01.2015 in such jhuggi-jhopri basti.”In those colonies, there are 507 selection of ‘jhuggi’ families out of which 113 are eligible ‘jhuggi’ families and 394 are ineligible ‘jhuggi’ families.

“For rehabilitation/relocation of eligible ‘jhuggi’ families, 100 EWS residences at Narela had been bought from the Delhi Building Authority (DDA), out of which 90 had been allocated to eligible ‘jhuggi’ families, out of which 5 have already taken ownership of the brand new residences. Alternatively, 18 eligible ‘jhuggi’ families of Thyagraj Nagar (Prem Nagar) have got a keep from Hon’ble Prime Courtroom of Delhi,” the minister stated. “No proposal has been gained from the Executive of Nationwide Capital Territory of Delhi for building of slums,” the minister additionally stated.