DDA to survey 96 slums in three months for in situ rehabilitation


NEW DELHI: Around 20 lakhs live in 675 slums dotting the capital and among them, 499 are on land owned by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the central government. Although slum redevelopment projects on the Department for Disarmament Affairs site in Kathbuttli and Kalkaji have been underway for a decade, and six similar projects covering 30 slum groups are in the pipeline, the Regional Development Agency is studying the details of 96 slum groups. . These slums may see the transformation in the future. The quality of housing in Jogi-Gobri neighborhoods or communities is very poor, and access to basic services for their residents is extremely inadequate. Officials said the Department for Disarmament Affairs is implementing a three-step strategy to upgrade the site, redevelop, rehabilitate or relocate slum dwellers in a gradual manner. The aim of the survey, which will be conducted from house to house over a period of three months, is to assess the number of people and families in approximately 96 slum groups with documents about their status and eligibility for resettlement or redevelopment in If You. . In addition to providing inputs for development, the survey will also produce stakeholder analysis to understand people's perceptions of their issues and aspirations. The survey will help the Department for Disarmament Affairs to assess the people's ability to afford housing and the development of adequate housing and related indicators, which are essential for monitoring, evaluation, and planning.

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The survey, for which the Department of Disarmament Affairs is seeking for a professional agency, will help create a comprehensive database of slum groups and their inhabitants for rehabilitation, meeting the requirements of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban). After verification, the data will be updated in the mobile application in electronic format with GIS maps. During the survey, clustering schematic diagrams will also be recorded, showing the delineation of the boundaries and areas involved. The survey will be monitored and data regarding your eligibility will be finalized by the on-site rehabilitation branch, DDA Housing. Out of the 96 slum clusters, the largest number – 42 – are located in and around Okhla Industrial Area. The largest of these clusters is Sanjay Colony, which is spread over 53,000 square meters with 3,792 households in Okhla Phase-II. Apart from Okhla Industrial Area, the majority of the slum clusters are located in south and southeast Delhi areas, such as Lodhi Road, Bhogal, Amar Colony, Nehru Nagar, Kalkaji, Sukhdev Vihar, Mehrauli, Ashram, Anant Ram Dairy, Sangam Vihar, Prahlad Pur, Badarpur and Tughlaqabad. Other clusters are located in the west and northwest Delhi areas like Todapur, Jwalapuri, Rohini Sector-3, Maya Puri, and Peeragarhi. Also Read: Union Budget 2021: Key expectations for the real estate industry