Posted by: MVO News
Pilot DPRs worth Rs. 233 crore 29 lakh for four cities of the state including Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Sagar have been approved by the Union Government under Rajiv Awas Yojna launched for making cities slum-free. In the first phase of the scheme, six cities of the state including Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Gwalior and Sagar are proposed to be made slum-free. DPRs for Bhopal and Ujjain will soon be prepared and sent to the Union Government for approval. This information was given at a review meeting of the scheme chaired by Urban Administration & Development Minister here on Thursday. Indore Mayor Krishna Murari Moghe, Khandwa Mayor Smt. Bhavna Shah, Principal Secretary Urban Administration S.P.S. Parihar and Commissioner Sanjay Shukla and Municipal Commissioners were present on the occasion.
Minister Gaur instructed that concerning urban bodies should chalk out time-bound action plans for implementing this important scheme aiming to make cities slum-free. Like Indore city, other cities should also implement two-year action plans for their development.
The meeting was informed that 3,917 houses will be constructed for making 18 localities slum-free under the sanctioned pilot projects of the four cities. This will benefit 2,426 beneficiaries of 529 families. In all, 463 houses will be constructed at Indore for making 6 localities slum free, 740 houses at Jabalpur for making 4 localities slum-free, 934 houses at Gwalior for making 5 localities slum-free and 780 houses will be built at Sagar city for ridding 3 localities of slums.
For house construction and infrastructure development, the Union Government will provide 50 percent grant, State Government 20 percent while the beneficiary will have to bear rest of 30 percent cost. For infrastructure development, the Union government will make available 50 percent funds, the State Government 20 percent and the rest of 30 percent cost will have to be borne by the concerning urban body. The infrastructure works will include works for making localities slum-free, construction of roads and flyovers, water and electricity arrangements and works related to heritage conservation and entertainment.
M.I.C. has been entrusted with full rights for implementation of Rajiv Awas Yojna. Under the scheme, localities will be denotified after becoming slum-free. For giving a concrete shape to the scheme, livelihood opportunities will also be made available to the people residing in slums by forming their self-help groups.