Citizens' Issues
Government launches Rajiv Awas Yojana to house urban poor; Centre to fund Rs50,000 per unit

Scheme aims to cover about 250 cities and towns. A couple of programmes initiated over the past three years have reported little progress

The ministry for housing and urban poverty alleviation has launched a new scheme 'Rajiv Awas Yojana' (RAY) with a vision to 'create a slum-free India'. The first phase of this project, which will be undertaken over two years, has a budget of Rs5,000 crore.

Under the scheme, central support will provide Rs50,000 per unit, or about 25% of the cost of civic infrastructure (external and internal), whichever is lower.

The scheme is expected to be implemented in nearly 250 cities and towns by the end of the 12th Plan (2017). The selection of the location will be done by states in consultation with the Centre.

The states would be required to include all the cities already under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) programme, those with a population of more than 3 lakh in the 2001 census, and some other smaller cities.

A list of 157 cities, for which funds have been released for preparatory work under the Slum Free City Planning Scheme, contains names of metros and upcoming centres like Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Shillong, Bhubaneswar and Varanasi.

Union minister of state for urban employment and poverty alleviation, Kumari Selja, informed parliament on Tuesday that 50% of in-city costs will be borne by the Centre. In the case of north-east and special category states, the share of the Centre would be 90%, which would also include the cost of land acquisition, if necessary.

The existing schemes for the urban poor, Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) and Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP), have not progressed in the last three years.

IHSDP has failed to come up with any dwelling units in Gujarat since the launch of the programme in 2008, though 10,019 units have been approved. Under BSUP, which was launched in 2005, 2,624 dwelling units have been completed and 2,040 are under construction. The figures haven't changed since 2008.

COMMENTS

MAHESH REDDY

2 years ago

All the articles that, i have come across pertaining to Rajiv Gandhi Awaas Yogna only contain jargon about the central and state Govts partnership in regard to the scheme.
How the common man with Rs 10,000/-per month salary will benefit from this scheme has been categorically omitted.
It needs to be clearly explained as to how a low income group family living on rent or dwelling in slums can avail benefit under this scheme is yet to be known.
lest like all other schemes it will benefit only those who have the expertise to manipulate such schemes for their own benefits.
Slums are just arranged vertically(as under SRA scheme). with applying mind whether the occupants are financially able to pay the mandatory society maintenance contributions.or going to sell the flats availed under these schemes and again develop a new slum pocket on nearby govt land, so the cycle continues and fuel these scheme continuously.

santosh arvind bind

2 years ago

anita
anita 52 minutes ago
Hi !!!
I am Santosh . I am earning 12000/- per month, I am living on a rent in powai andheri (E). Mumbai:72 Can I get benifits from rajiv aavas yojana? Kindly reply on my mail id.
Or any other scheme available by which i can purchse my own home.. or any bank can give loan?
My mail id :-
sbind99@gmail.com

anita

2 years ago

Hi !!!
I am Anita . I am earning 11000/- per month, I am living Office providing res. Mumbai.. Can I get benifits from rajiv aavas yojana? Kindly reply on my mail id.
Or any other scheme available by which i can purchse my own home.. or any bank can give loan?
My mail id :- anitatripathi612@gmail.com

Rupal Joshi

2 years ago

Hi !!!
I am Rupal Joshi. I am earning 11000/- per month, I am living on rent in kandivali (W)- Mumbai.. Can I get benifits from rajiv aavas yojana? Kindly reply on my mail id.
Or any other scheme available by which i can purchse my own home.. or any bank can give loan?
My mail id :- rupal.joshi27@gmail.com

TUSHAR SINGH

2 years ago

i want know the result of my application against rajiv ratan awas yojna submitted on 26-08-2008 my application no. 16140 and my mobile no. 8800449327 singhtushar37@gmail.com

om prakash singh

4 years ago

draw situation status form no

0151440 what is progress

Anoop Jha

4 years ago

Huge demand of urban housing for poor and underprivileged segment of society needs a fresh look in terms of policy decisions and innovation support in addition to government schemes for a sustainable future in light of fast pace urbanization..

Elaborated thoughts … http://bit.ly/uCIIVK

Anoop Jha
Urban and Regional Planner
http://planningurbanoregional.blogspot.c...

pankaj kumar

5 years ago

I had applied for Rajiv Ratan Awas-2008 vide application no. 0141797. but still I don't what happended about the draw. please let me know.
please sir.

Thankyou.

pankaj kumar

5 years ago

I had applied for Rajiv Ratan Awas-2008 vide application no. 0141797. but still I don't what happended about the draw. please let me know.
please sir.

Thankyou.

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