SRA says missing documents and misleading info delays slums surveys

SRA says missing documents and misleading info delays slums surveys

By Accommodation Times News Service

A survey of Mumbai’s slums to establish which residents are eligible for re-housing is being delayed by missing documents and criticized by activists who say the effort will fail unless the rights of all slum dwellers are recognized.

More than 55% of the Indian city’s 20 million inhabitants live in overcrowded and unsanitary slums, according to the state-run Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), which plans to poll more than 200,000 residential and commercial establishments in Mumbai’s slums by the end of 2016.

As part of the survey, residents deemed eligible to be re-housed must provide SRA officials with details of the size of their family, their income, rent receipts, electricity bills and other proof of residence before being given a special ID card.





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