Gujarat becomes first state to take PPP route for slum rehabilitation plan

4.23 lakh houses for urban poor in 238 cities in 11 States approved

GN Bureau | December 22, 2015



Gujarat has become the first state in the country to take up public-private partnership projects for redevelopment of slums in urban areas under the prime minister’s awas yojana (urban).

The inter-ministerial central screening and monitoring committee (CSMC) of the ministry of housing & urban poverty alleviation chaired by Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary (HUPA) on Monday approved 30 PPP Projects proposed by Gujarat government for rehabilitation of slum dwellers in Ahmedabd, Surat, Rajkota and Vadodara.

17,580 new dwelling units will be constructed for slum dwellers living on government lands in these four cities of Gujarat by private developers . The union government will provide an assistance of about Rs.176 crore (Rs 1 lakh per house to be built). Land will be monetized for meeting the remaining cost of slum rehabilitation projects and consequently, slum dwellers will get new houses with all amenities free of cost.

The committee has also cleared housing schemes for 145 cities in West Bengal, MP, Jharkhand, Odisha, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.  The CSMC today sanctioned 1,69,381 houses for Economically Weaker Sections in 145 cities in 8 states for which a total central assistance of Rs.2,444 cr will be provided. These include construction of houses under slum redevelopment, affordable housing in partnership and beneficiary led individual construction.

EWS houses approved include : 47,050 units in 70 cities of West Bengal, 45,217 in 27 cities and towns of Telanagana, 27,186 in 6 cities of Gujarat, 19,241 in 16 cities of Madhya Pradesh, 16,146 in 14 cities of Jharkhand, 7,621 in 9 cities of Tamil Nadu, 5,548 in Bhubaneswar in Odisha and 1,364 in Aizawl and Lawngtlai in Mizoram.

With this, the ministry has so far approved construction of 4,23,415 houses for urban poor in 243 cities in 11 States across the country, for which the union government will provide an assistance of Rs.5,900 cr.

Under PMAY (urban), the government provides an assistance of Rs 1lakh per unit for the rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Rs 1.50 lakh per unit under affordable housing in partnership and beneficiary led individual construction for EWS beneficiaries. Under the fourth component of credit linked subsidy of Rs 2.30 lakh per beneficiary will be provided.

Comments

 

Other News

Lokpal can be set up without LoP, yes, but who’s in hurry?

If it was needed at all, the supreme court has cleared the air. The Lokpal Act, it has ruled, is perfectly implementable even without the pending amendments. The interpretation from the apex court is welcome, but the government does not seem to be in any hurry to appoint the ombudsman in the first place.

Internet shutdown is a knee-jerk reaction: IAMAI

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has opposed the J&K government order to ban social media and instant messaging apps in the region. IAMAI takes exceptions on the re

Government convinced that PPP model needs to be revisited: Expert

The government feels that the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model needs to be revisited, said a World Bank expert. “As for the attempts to revive the “flow” of PPP projects, the government is convinced that the model needs to be revisited, with particular focus on rebalancing ri

Would raising an all women batallion help tackle Kashmir`s stone pelters?

Would raising an all women batallion help tackle Kashmir`s stone pelters?

Flying start for UDAN, but there could be rough weather ahead

PM Narendra Modi’s yet another niftily acronymed scheme, UDAN – short for Ude ‘Desh Ka Aam Naagrik’ and otherwise called ‘Regional Connectivity Scheme’ in officialese – got off to a flying start on Thursday. Modi formally launched a flight from Shimla to Delhi, and

It’s very rare to get the right budget to do what producers want: Thota Tharrani

He accompanied his father to film studios in Chennai and helped him in designing sets, but Thota Tharrani wanted to be an artist. So he studied mural painting and print-making, but as luck would have it, he finally returned to tinsel town. And the world soon took note. In Mani Ratnam’s pa



Video

विनोद खन्ना के अंतिम संस्कार पर भावुक हुए ऋषि कपूर

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter