Rajiv Awas Yojana
Guidelines for Slum-free City Planning
Government Government of India Pov overty Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
Rajiv Awas Yojana : Guidelines for Slum-free City Planning
Rajiv Awas Yojana: Objectives
Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) for the slum dwellers and the urban poor envisages a ‘Slum-free India’ through encouraging States/Union Territories to tackle the problem of slums in a definitive manner. It calls for a multi-pronged approach focusing on: • • • Bringing existing slums within the formal system and enabling them to avail of the same level of basic amenities as the rest of the town; Redressing the failures of the formal system that lie behind the creation of slums; and Tackling the shortages of urban land and housing that keep shelter out of reach of the urban poor and force them to resort to extra-legal solutions in a bid to retain their sources of livelihood and employment.
An outline of the broad policy issues that need to be addressed by States/UTs under RAY is provided in Annexure I.
2. Central Support: Pre-Conditions
2.1 As in JNNURM, the goals of RAY will be driven and incentivised by the provision of central support for slum redevelopment and construction of affordable housing conditional to a set of reforms necessary for urban development to become inclusive. Annexure II describes the admissible and inadmissible components currently envisaged under RAY. 2.2. As regards reforms under RAY, security of tenure through entitlement will be critical for the overarching aim of promoting inclusive cities. Accordingly, Central Assistance under RAY will be predicated on the condition that States/UTs assign legal title to slum-dwellers over their dwelling space. The other reforms include the continuation of the three propoor reforms of JNNURM till they are legislated and internalised as part of the system; legislation for property rights to all slum dwellers; reform to the rental and rent control laws...