Rajiv Awas Yojana to aim at slum-free India

Rajiv Awas YojanaThe Rajiv Awas Yojana, announced in the budget, aims at promoting a slum-free India in five years and would focus on according property rights to slum dwellers, Union Minister for Housing and Poverty Alleviation, Kumari Selja, said.

“The government has announced a new scheme Rajiv Awas Yojana for the slum dwellers and the urban poor in an effort to promote a slum-free India in five years,” Selja said in her inaugural address at the Habitat Business Forum meet on urban challenges and solutions.

Twelve countries are taking part in the conclave which is co-sponsored by UN Habitat and China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce. The union minister said the scheme will focus on according property rights to slum dwellers and the urban poor by the states and union territories.

“It would provide basic amenities such as water supply, sewerage, drainage, internal and approach roads, street lighting and social infrastructure facilities in slums and low income settlements adopting a ‘whole city’ approach,” she said, adding, it would also provide subsidized credit.

Describing urbanisation as “a great historical opportunity”, Selja said the energy of urban growth can be harnessed as a “positive force for human development to create sustainable, equitable, and peaceful cities”.   
 
Source: http://www.business-standard.com

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12 Responses to “Rajiv Awas Yojana to aim at slum-free India”


  1. 1 Justin Jul 9th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I feel the scheme is doing something really good, every human

    being deserves a decent living.

    Justin Peters

  2. 2 Kailash Tani Jul 9th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Its a late but very good step taken by Goverment. India should be free from slum, goverment also support and hassele free online prosess of aprovals for development.

  3. 3 Shaji Nair Jul 10th, 2009 at 2:05 am

    I think its a great step taken by the govt. Even the poor in our country will have the gignity to live. This Yojana will have Healthy Cities & Stronger India.

  4. 4 payal.kotwani Jul 10th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Its a great decision and action by the Government to improve their life and provide them with basic necessities of life. I wish it is implemented in a proper manner, this would ensure a better and developed India.

  5. 5 RAM BODH MAURYA Jul 12th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Rajiv Awas Yojana its a late but very good step taken by Goverment. India should be free from slum, goverment i think its a great step taken by the govt. Even the poor in our country will have the gignity to live. This Yojana will have Healthy Cities & Stronger India.

  6. 6 shankar Jul 14th, 2009 at 4:48 am

    great step. it would help mintaining the balance at the micro level of the neighbourhood planing.

  7. 7 sreedharan Jul 14th, 2009 at 6:19 am

    The Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana is a very good scheme for the slumdewellers and urben poors. It is good step for the poors in our contury will have the gignityto live

  8. 8 sridevi ch Jul 20th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    :smile_wp:

    It is a good decision taken by the government in the budget, though the decision is late.
    India should be slum free country as it is developing its standard of living.

  9. 9 rajesh agrawal Jul 23rd, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    govt of india has done an excellent job to slum free india it will improve the working capesity of people of sium area

  10. 10 kuldeep Mar 17th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    dear sir

    please tell me that what is the date when the results will be announced for this.

  11. 11 pooja Jun 30th, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Dear sir/madam
    please tell me that what is the date when the results will be announced for this.
    Thanks

  12. 12 Ravi Sharma Jul 22nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Dear Madam

    Its really a great effort by the Govt. of India, and I hope this mission for Slum Free India will be completed in time and this will be our True Tribute to Late Shree Rajiv Gandhi Ji . Keep it up Ms Selja

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