Haryana soon to become ‘Slum Free’ State
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 09-Mar-2018

Chandigarh, March 9: Another state to follow the league of creating a change is the state of Haryana. Following the suit laid by kerala and Maharashtra of creating beggar free state, Haryana will soon join the league by forming a slum free state.

The Haryana government has framed a rehabilitation policy for people living in slums on government land in urban areas of the state, an official statement said today. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved the slum-in-situ policy, which states that the government would allot houses to people living in urban areas by developing colonies under PPP (public-private partnership) model.

The policy would apply to the slums identified under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana survey, to be conducted by the state. The private partner for slum redevelopment would be selected through an open-bidding process.

Jain said that the developer would pay rent to every household so that the beneficiaries could move to other locations and construction activities could start. The rent for such households in Municipal Corporation of Gurugram and Faridabad would be Rs 3,000 per month and Rs 2,000 per month for other areas.

Similarly, Rs 1,500 per month and Rs 1,000 per month would be the rent for all the municipal councils and the municipal committees, respectively, it added. The rent would be paid by the developer to the project beneficiaries till the date of handing over the project to the municipality concerned, the statement said.

Likewise, beneficiaries in all the municipal councils and municipal committees would have to pay Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively, the release said. Jain said that the municipality concerned would ensure that the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) be constituted within one year from allotment of flat or dwelling unit to the beneficiary.