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Thursday, June 19, 2008

No More 'Jhuggis' and 'Jhopris'

Buoyed by the success of co-operative housing for the middle class, the government now wants to do the same for the urban poor. And if this works out, jhuggi-jhopris in Delhi could make way for neatly-planned, permanent shelters for the poor. The plan was originally mooted by the Delhi government to solve the problems of slum colonies but has now been taken up by the Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation (UEPA) ministry. With the objective of making Delhi a 'slum-free city, the Delhi Cabinet has decided to invite applications in June for allotment of low-cost houses under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme. Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, who presided over the Cabinet meeting, said, this decision is a major step to provide a respectable address to the residents of slum and 'jhuggi' clusters in the city. The residents with an annual family income of up to Rs 60, 000 would be eligible for the low-cost dwelling units which are being constructed under the JNNURM scheme. These houses would provide all basic amenities such as schools, parks, transport, drinking water, electricity and shops for daily needs.

manish said...

If this really happen then it will be great for the city like delhi. Delhi government is trying to give international look to it and for this removal of jhuggi jhopare is required but it should be done in proper way.

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