New Delhi: Delhi Government will soon launch
a survey to prepare a comprehensive data base of slum dwellers
in the city so that they could be provided basic services.
The survey, being carried out as per directions issued by
the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation,
will include slum profile, poverty profile and livelihood
profile in respect of slum clusters spread over nine districts
in the capital, officials said.
"The data base will help us to ensure basic services like
housing and other facilities to the slum dwellers," they said
adding that funds will be provided by the Centre under the
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
Delhi Finance Minister A K Walia said the survey will
cover various aspects including socio-economic condition of
the slum dwellers.
He said Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
has developed a detailed questionnaire for the survey.
Walia expressed the hope that the survey would help the
city Government to make its slum development programmes more