Centre may take up task to please city slum dwellers
The government resolution means that once recognised, the slums get legal status and are entitled to redevelopment under the slum rehabilitation authority (SRA) norms
Sep 01, 2014
Source : The Times of India
Delhi Development Authority

 

PUNE: The state government may have resolved to extend the benefit of slum regularization to more number of colonies in the city, but the BJP government at the Centre does not want to be left behind as it readies to launch a survey of unauthorized colonies and initiate steps to regularize them.

A senior state official said the Centre has launched such an initiative in New Delhi. Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu has discussed a plan to regularize slums with the Delhi Development Authority.

"The BJP, in all probability, would bring this plan to the state as some party MPs have already put up the demand to the state and the Centre. The Union government is likely to accept the demand and direct the state to launch a similar initiative," said the state official.

The state has already resolved to extend the slum regularization cut-off date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. The government resolution means that once recognised, the slums get legal status and are entitled to redevelopment under the slum rehabilitation authority (SRA) norms.

However, if the BJP government decides to recognize unauthorized housing accommodations, approximately 25% slum population of Pune, which lives in areas not notified, will benefit from the plan. The population density in such areas is 2,399 people per hectare which is excessively high. As per the PMC, many slum-dwellers have encroached upon environmentally-sensitive and disaster-prone areas.

Experts have repeatedly stressed on a self-reliant, self-respecting and responsible citizenry by promoting joint slum rehabilitation projects managed by slum-dwellers themselves and facilitated by the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) by providing government guarantee to secure required loans for the project.

 

Latest Realty News

Indian home prices fell most in 52 nations, IMF says
Sep 01, 2014
Is India's real estate bubble finally bursting? The International Monetary Fund's recently-launched data series on global housing prices hints at that. Among 52 major markets for which IMF has collated house price data, India has witnessed the steepest fall
Bangalore, Mumbai to Lead Residential Sales Recovery: Knight Frank
Sep 01, 2014
Residential property sales in India have remained sluggish over the past year amid slowing economic growth, high interest rates and high inflation, among others. But analysts see sales volume picking up in the second half of this year (July-December).
PE investment in real estate to cross Rs 12,000 crore
Aug 31, 2014
Private equity investment in real estate sector jumped over two-fold to Rs 4,100 crore in the first six months of 2014 and is likely to cross Rs 12,000 crore by end of the year
Why don't we have enforceable laws instead of creating a real estate regulatory body, asks Anshuman ...
Aug 31, 2014
The Supreme Court's adverse verdicts against two major real estate firms, DLF and Supertech, show consumer activism is at its peak in the business. Do buyers have enough safeguards to protect them in the absence of a regulator for the real estate sector?
Singapore seeks clarity on Modi's smart city concept
Aug 30, 2014
The government of Singapore has sought clarity on India’s concept of smart cities, even as it expressed keenness to invest in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grand plan of creating 100 such cities across the country.
State ordinance clears hurdles for conversion of land use in Maharashtra
Aug 30, 2014
To ensure that there are no hurdles for conversion of land use from agricultural to non-agricultural, the state government has issued an ordinance amending the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code, 1966
Realty Expo Offers Resources to NRIs on India’s Housing Market
Aug 30, 2014
Bay Area Indian Americans keen to buy into their homeland got a crash course in property investment at the “Realty India Expo 2014,” held at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel here Aug. 23 and 24
Cidco to transfer 101 plots to NMMC for schools, parking lots, night shelters
Aug 28, 2014
The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) will transfer 101 plots to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in a phased manner, subject to payments
PM Modi's 100 days: Smart cities set for take-off, state governments asked to identify cities
Aug 28, 2014
Among PM Modi's pet plans, few would be more significant to India than building 100 smart cities, as the country is in the middle of a massive wave of urbanisation
Real estate development at Mumbai airport takes off with Rs 580-cr deal
Aug 28, 2014
Real estate development at the airport here has taken off, with Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) leasing a 5.5-acre plot near the international terminal at Sahar to Oasis Realty for Rs 580 crore

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's