Steps to Address the Urban Development and Housing needs of the Muslim Community as Brought out by the Sachar Committee
The Government took decisions on the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s High Level Committee on Social, Economic and Educational status of the Muslim Community of India (popularly referred to as the Sachar Committee), pertaining to various Ministries/Departments. The status of implementation of the decisions taken by the Government on the follow-up action (up to 30th September, 2010) on the recommendations of Sachar Committee with regards to Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation is as under:
• For facilitating the flow of funds under the Jawarharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) and Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) to towns and cities, having a substantial concentration of minority population, necessary steps have been taken to ensure that Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for such towns and cities include adequate provisions for minorities.
• Under UIDSSMT, out of total 764 projects sanctioned for 641 towns at a total cost of Rs.12928.93 crore, 108 projects costing Rs.2620.31 crore are for 108 minority concentration towns. This represents 20.27% flow of funds to towns having a substantial minority population.
• Under IHSDP, out of total 962 projects sanctioned for 818 towns at a total cost of Rs.9637.99 crore, 131 projects costing Rs.1807.93 crore are for 234 minority concentration towns. This represents 18.76% flow of funds to towns having a substantial minority population.
• Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan, Lakshadweep, Puducheery and Kerala have given exemption to Waqf Board properties from Rent Control Act.