JAMMU, Apr 1: Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora today informed the Lower House that Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) has sanctioned two housing schemes for houseless families of slum areas for providing dwelling units and allied infrastructure facilities under LNNURM.
Replying to a question by Prof. Gharu Ram Bhagat, the Minister said that under Basic Services to Urban Poor for Mission Cities of Jammu and Srinagar five projects three for Jammu and two for Srinagar have been sanctioned and are under implementation.
He said under Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme 48 projects have been sanctioned, out of these 29 are of Kashmir division and 19 for Jammu division.
The Minister said with merges of these two schemes, the Union Ministry of HUPA has recently launched Rajiv Awas Yojana for slum dwellers and the urban poor which envisages a slum-free India for tackling the problem of the shortage of urban land and housing for urban poor. He said in Phase-I, six towns-Jammu, Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Udhampur and Kathua have been identified for survey of slum development of MIS, GIS mapping of slum and development of GIS-enabled slum information system, adding that the survey of Kathua and Udhampur towns has been completed and rest is under process.
The Minister said that survey of other towns including R. S Pura town would be taken up in phased manner as per the guidelines and norms of the Centre.