Union minister Girija Vyas lays foundation stone of 792 housing project in a day

Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Girija Vyas on Saturday laid the foundation stone for 792 houses to be built for slum-dwellers in Pratapgarh district under the Centre`s Rajiv Awas Yojana.

Slum removal scheme tweaked to make it more effective

The Rajiv Awas Yojana is billed as the government’s most ambitious scheme for ridding the country of slums.

Community participation to be mandatory in Rajiv Awas Yojana

Government is planning to make community participation mandatory during planning and implementation of projects under the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY).

Third party inspection of Rajiv Awas Yojana units soon: Maken

addled with complaints regarding quality of houses built for poor, government on Tuesday said it was considering third party inspection of such projects.

‘Transparency in Rajiv Awas Yojana very important’

Union Minister Kumari Selja on Saturday said government would emphasise on transparency in the ambitious Rajiv Awas Yojana with concurrent evaluation and monitoring systems.

Scheme for a slum-free India to roll out by Jan

With around 93.06 million people projected to live in slums across India by 2011, the ambitious Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) meant to provide housing to the urban poor is expected to roll out by January, officials say.

Extend Rajiv Awas Yojana from 5 yrs to 20 yrs: LS informed

A high-powered panel formed to look into the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) for removal of slums and rehabilitation of slum-dwellers has recommended that the scheme be extended from five to 20 years and be included in the JNNURM plan.