Gujarat becomes 1st state to take up PPP Projects for rehabilitation of slum dwellers

By Accommodation Times News Services

Delhi slumsGujarat has become the first state in the country to take up Public-Private Partnership Projects for in-situ redevelopment of slums in urban areas under the recently launched Prime Minister’s AwasYojana (Urban). The inter-ministerial Central Screening and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation chaired by Dr.Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary(HUPA) today 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 cr @ Rs.1.00 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.

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 In-situ Slum Redevelopment, Affordable Housing in Partnership and Beneficiary led individual construction.

EWS houses approved today 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, Ministry of HUPA 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.

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