Delhi slum dwellers to get flats
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Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 23:26
  
New Delhi: In a relief to slum dwellers, the Delhi government on Monday decided to give ownership rights of flats given to them through a central city modernisation scheme after the 15-year lease period.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here.

She said the Cabinet approved certain amendments in guidelines for allotment of flats constructed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for eligible slum dwellers in Delhi to facilitate grant of ownership rights to the allottees.

"This decision has been taken in the interest of giving ownership rights to slum dwellers and put an end to the existing practice of resale, depriving the real beneficiaries of their rights," Dikshit said.

She said the government has been trying to enhance the number of eligible slum dwellers for allotment of flats under Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojna for which frequent amendments in guidelines for allotment have been effected.

With the help of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, she said a number of slum clusters have been prioritised for relocation of slum dwellers and allotment of flats to eligible beneficiaries.

"Around 1,300 slum dwellers have been found to be eligible and the process of identification is in full swing," she said adding efforts would be made to provide bank loans to the beneficiaries.

"Eligible beneficiaries will be identified through bio-metric and UID mechanism at the time of allotment and once in a year thereafter. This will help in allotment to actual beneficiaries," she said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012, 23:26


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