Increase the size of Slum Rehab flats says State Housing Minister

Ravindra Waikar

By Accommodation Times News Service

The state government must increase the size of the slum rehab flats from 25 sq metres (269 sq feet) to 30 sq metres (323 sq feet) carpet said the state housing minister Ravindra waikar yesterday.

Waikar stated that under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana the flat size to be provided to the economically weaker section as affordable housing is 323 sq feet and hence the state government should apply the same norm for slum rehab tenements.

Adding further he said, the PM Housing for All -2022 is to be implemented in urban areas of the state through the SRA. There is a discrepancy in the flat size for the two categories. In both cases housing is to be created through government private agency tie-ups. This discrepancy should be done away with.

The state government has now extended the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme to all urban areas in the state. Earlier it was being implemented only in Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur and Pimpri-Chinchwad.

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