The Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that the Government of Andhra Pradesh had submitted a draft Slum Free State Plan of Action under the preparatory phase of Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) i.e. the Slum Free City Planning Scheme in September 2010. This Plan of Action covered 25 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and the fund requirement for the first year for the construction of houses in the slums was indicated at Rs. 3091.26 crores.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today she said, ‘Rajiv Awas Yojana’ has been approved on 2nd June 2011. Under the Scheme, Central Government support will be calculated and dependent on the State/City Plans of Action and funds are to be released on the basis of projects. Detailed Project Reports have not been received from the Government of Andhra Pradesh as per the guidelines of Rajiv Awas Yojana. However, for undertaking the preparatory activities including preparation of Slum Free City Plans of Action and Detailed Project Reports, the Government of India has released Rs. 14.41 crores under the preparatory phase of the Rajiv Awas Yojana i.e. Slum Free City Planning Scheme.