Proposed Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in the last four years is reshaping our cities and has been widely welcomed. It will continue to focus on infrastructure, basic services and governance reform and increase support to cities to upgrade public transport. Over 15 lakh houses are under construction for the urban poor. There is a need to focus urban housing programmes on the poor living in slums.
The UPA Government proposes to introduce a Rajiv Awas Yojana for the slum dwellers and the urban poor. The schemes for affordable housing through partnership and the scheme for interest subsidy for urban housing would be dovetailed into the Rajiv Awas Yojana which would extend support under JNNURM to States that are willing to assign property rights to people living in slum areas. The Government’s effort would be to create a slum free India through the Rajiv Awas Yojana.
MHUPA & T and Secretary (HUPA) had a series of meetings with nodal Secretaries of States/UTs, Vice-President/CEOs of Urban Development Authorities and Municipal Commissioners of select cities/towns, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) members, Slum Federation of India and select experts/NGOs to discuss and finalize the possible elements of the proposed scheme.
The Concept Note on RAY was finalized and sent to Planning Commission for their ‘in principle’ approval. The Planning Commission has accorded its ‘in principle’ approval for the proposed scheme recently. The draft guidelines of the scheme has been prepared and circulated to all States/UTs/Central Ministries and experts/NGOs for comments.
Developing a robust database on slums is critical for implementation of the proposed Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY). The Ministry of HUPA has released funds for Slum/Household/Livelihoods surveys in 394 Class I cities having more than one lakh population in the country. The surveys are in progress. Funds will also be released for other towns/cities in a phased manner. An e-enabled MIS is being developed for processing of data and building a national database.

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8 thoughts on “Proposed Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)

  1. A few days ago thre was a news that city of Mumbai will also be includedas part of implilimentation of RJY how far it is true . if it is true then who will be the authority implimenting the Yojana.

    Thank you.


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